The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 337 340 320
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 83 89 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 2.36% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +11.11%
ISTQB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3846 3775 3776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.62% 14.96% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 2396 2286
Average daily rate £425 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 86 135
Average hourly rate £19.85 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.77% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.60 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the London region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in London

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the London region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in London

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +33 22 £400 +12.67% 8
Docklands, London +19 1 £500 +17.64%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 158 (73.49%) ISEB
2 92 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (35.35%) HP
4 73 (33.95%) Oracle
5 66 (30.70%) Software Testing
6 64 (29.77%) Finance
6 64 (29.77%) HP Quality Center
7 60 (27.91%) Test Scripting
8 57 (26.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 48 (22.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 48 (22.33%) Security Cleared
10 45 (20.93%) Selenium
11 42 (19.53%) Banking
11 42 (19.53%) SC Cleared
11 42 (19.53%) Test Automation
11 42 (19.53%) Test Strategy
12 40 (18.60%) SQL
13 39 (18.14%) Microsoft
14 35 (16.28%) QA
15 34 (15.81%) .NET
16 33 (15.35%) DV Cleared
17 31 (14.42%) JavaScript
17 31 (14.42%) HTML
17 31 (14.42%) ASP.NET
17 31 (14.42%) Scrum
18 30 (13.95%) Test Management
18 30 (13.95%) Project Management
19 29 (13.49%) Oracle EBS
19 29 (13.49%) Java
19 29 (13.49%) Linux

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.40%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) WordPress
3 1 (0.47%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) MS Office
2 9 (4.19%) MS Project
3 8 (3.72%) MS Excel
4 6 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (13.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.40%) HFM
2 3 (1.40%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.93%) Summit
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.58%) SAN
2 11 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.19%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.86%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.86%) SSL
5 3 (1.40%) DVB
6 2 (0.93%) Network Security
6 2 (0.93%) Firewall
6 2 (0.93%) Internet
6 2 (0.93%) DNS
7 1 (0.47%) FTP
7 1 (0.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.70%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (6.51%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.05%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.79%) Big Data
8 5 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.93%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (20.93%) Selenium
2 23 (10.70%) JIRA
3 19 (8.84%) WebDriver
4 18 (8.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (7.91%) JMeter
6 16 (7.44%) LoadRunner
7 14 (6.51%) Cucumber
8 13 (6.05%) Calabash
9 12 (5.58%) SoapUI
10 8 (3.72%) Git (software)
10 8 (3.72%) Rational Performance Tester
11 6 (2.79%) FitNesse
11 6 (2.79%) JBehave
12 5 (2.33%) Maven
13 4 (1.86%) Subversion
14 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.40%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.40%) eggPlant
14 3 (1.40%) Zephyr
14 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (29.77%) Finance
2 42 (19.53%) Banking
3 12 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.26%) Back Office
5 6 (2.79%) General Ledger
5 6 (2.79%) Retail
5 6 (2.79%) Legal
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.47%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 75 (34.88%) Analyst
2 74 (34.42%) Test Analyst
3 51 (23.72%) Tester
4 36 (16.74%) Test Manager
5 26 (12.09%) Test Leader
6 18 (8.37%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Performance Tester
8 9 (4.19%) Agile Test Analyst
9 8 (3.72%) Technical Test Analyst
9 8 (3.72%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.26%) Consultant
10 7 (3.26%) Senior Tester
10 7 (3.26%) Test Consultant
11 6 (2.79%) QA Tester
11 6 (2.79%) Test Automation Consultant
12 5 (2.33%) Automation Tester
12 5 (2.33%) Developer
12 5 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
13 4 (1.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.81%) .NET
2 31 (14.42%) HTML
2 31 (14.42%) ASP.NET
3 27 (12.56%) Web Services
4 26 (12.09%) JSP
5 19 (8.84%) XML
6 8 (3.72%) SOAP
7 7 (3.26%) XSLT
8 5 (2.33%) REST
9 3 (1.40%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (1.40%) Flash
9 3 (1.40%) Middleware
9 3 (1.40%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.40%) JSON
10 2 (0.93%) Ajax
10 2 (0.93%) Spring
10 2 (0.93%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.47%) HTML5
11 1 (0.47%) CSS3
11 1 (0.47%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.02%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.37%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.72%) Social Network
3 8 (3.72%) Open Source
3 8 (3.72%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (1.86%) Derivative
4 4 (1.86%) IPTV
5 3 (1.40%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.40%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.40%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.93%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.93%) Equities
6 2 (0.93%) Streaming Video
6 2 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) MPEG
6 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.49%) Linux
2 26 (12.09%) UNIX
3 16 (7.44%) Solaris
4 14 (6.51%) Windows
5 10 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (4.19%) Android
7 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.86%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.86%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.70%) Software Testing
3 60 (27.91%) Test Scripting
4 48 (22.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (19.53%) Test Automation
5 42 (19.53%) Test Strategy
6 31 (14.42%) Scrum
7 30 (13.95%) Test Management
7 30 (13.95%) Project Management
8 27 (12.56%) BDD
9 26 (12.09%) CRM
9 26 (12.09%) Knowledge Management
10 23 (10.70%) Manual Testing
11 22 (10.23%) Waterfall
12 19 (8.84%) Functional Testing
12 19 (8.84%) E-Commerce
13 18 (8.37%) Regression Testing
13 18 (8.37%) Integration Testing
13 18 (8.37%) Automated Testing
14 17 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.60%) SQL
2 31 (14.42%) JavaScript
3 29 (13.49%) Java
4 25 (11.63%) C#
5 10 (4.65%) VB
6 9 (4.19%) Python
7 7 (3.26%) Ruby
8 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.40%) Perl
8 3 (1.40%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.93%) C
9 2 (0.93%) VBA
9 2 (0.93%) Scala
10 1 (0.47%) Groovy
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 158 (73.49%) ISEB
2 57 (26.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (22.33%) Security Cleared
4 42 (19.53%) SC Cleared
5 33 (15.35%) DV Cleared
6 28 (13.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 23 (10.70%) Degree
8 7 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.40%) MCITP
11 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) CCNA
11 1 (0.47%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.79%) NDS
2 4 (1.86%) Nmap
3 3 (1.40%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 64 (29.77%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.86%) Nessus
3 3 (1.40%) SCCM
4 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.93%) Ansible
4 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (35.35%) HP
2 73 (33.95%) Oracle
3 39 (18.14%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.12%) Citrix
5 9 (4.19%) Cisco
6 8 (3.72%) ATG
7 7 (3.26%) hybris
7 7 (3.26%) Siebel
7 7 (3.26%) Informatica
8 6 (2.79%) JD Edwards
9 5 (2.33%) Cognos
10 4 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.86%) SAP
11 3 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.40%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.93%) Sage
12 2 (0.93%) Murex
12 2 (0.93%) Reuters
12 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.93%) Vermilion
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago