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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 314 296 345
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +49
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 97 112 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 3.06% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 50
Average daily rate
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£365 £400 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £329 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £610 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -6.00%
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
3500 3655 3482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.31% 15.95% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2254 2387 2114
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 131
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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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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 -6 19 £425 -5.55% 5
Paddington - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 184 (82.14%) ISEB
2 83 (37.05%) SQL
3 80 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (31.70%) Finance
4 71 (31.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (29.46%) QA
6 65 (29.02%) Test Scripting
7 62 (27.68%) HP
8 57 (25.45%) Software Testing
8 57 (25.45%) Banking
9 51 (22.77%) Test Strategy
10 50 (22.32%) HP Quality Center
10 50 (22.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 45 (20.09%) Test Automation
12 44 (19.64%) .NET
13 43 (19.20%) Selenium
14 42 (18.75%) Regression Testing
15 39 (17.41%) JIRA
15 39 (17.41%) Degree
16 37 (16.52%) Java
17 32 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (13.84%) Oracle
19 28 (12.50%) Security Cleared
19 28 (12.50%) Integration Testing
19 28 (12.50%) Investment Banking
20 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
21 26 (11.61%) Scrum
21 26 (11.61%) Test Planning
22 25 (11.16%) Automated Testing
23 24 (10.71%) MS Excel

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 11 (4.91%) CMS
2 6 (2.68%) LiveLink
3 3 (1.34%) Confluence
3 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.89%) IIS
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.89%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.89%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.89%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.89%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.89%) MultiFonds
3 2 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.45%) Endur
4 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.13%) ATM
3 6 (2.68%) HTTP
4 5 (2.23%) SAN
5 4 (1.79%) RTSP
5 4 (1.79%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.89%) Internet
7 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (3.13%) MySQL
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.34%) Star Schema
6 3 (1.34%) Big Data
6 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.89%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.89%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 43 (19.20%) Selenium
2 39 (17.41%) JIRA
3 23 (10.27%) HP UFT
4 22 (9.82%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.59%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.46%) JUnit
7 8 (3.57%) LoadRunner
7 8 (3.57%) Calabash
8 7 (3.13%) Appium
8 7 (3.13%) PowerBuilder
8 7 (3.13%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.23%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.23%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.23%) JMeter
10 4 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
10 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.79%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.34%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (31.70%) Finance
2 57 (25.45%) Banking
3 28 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.14%) General Ledger
5 15 (6.70%) Retail
6 12 (5.36%) Telecoms
7 9 (4.02%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.79%) Back Office
8 4 (1.79%) Legal
9 2 (0.89%) Front Office
9 2 (0.89%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.45%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 96 (42.86%) Analyst
2 92 (41.07%) Test Analyst
3 40 (17.86%) Test Manager
4 37 (16.52%) Tester
5 29 (12.95%) Test Leader
6 15 (6.70%) QA Analyst
7 13 (5.80%) QA Test Analyst
8 11 (4.91%) Junior Tester
8 11 (4.91%) Junior
9 10 (4.46%) QA Tester
10 8 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (3.57%) Developer
10 8 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) Manual Tester
11 7 (3.13%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.68%) Consultant
12 6 (2.68%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.68%) Test Specialist
12 6 (2.68%) Programme Test Manager
12 6 (2.68%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.64%) .NET
2 17 (7.59%) HTML
3 10 (4.46%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.46%) JSP
3 10 (4.46%) MSMQ
4 8 (3.57%) SOAP
4 8 (3.57%) Web Services
5 6 (2.68%) XML
5 6 (2.68%) REST
6 5 (2.23%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.23%) CSS
7 4 (1.79%) JSON
7 4 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.89%) CGI
9 1 (0.45%) Middleware
9 1 (0.45%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.46%) SWIFT
4 9 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.02%) Derivative
5 8 (3.57%) Smart Meter
5 8 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.57%) Equities
6 7 (3.13%) STB
6 7 (3.13%) MPEG
7 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.34%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.89%) PKI
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.45%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.93%) UNIX
2 8 (3.57%) Linux
3 7 (3.13%) Windows
4 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.79%) Android
5 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.89%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.02%) Test Scripting
3 57 (25.45%) Software Testing
4 51 (22.77%) Test Strategy
5 50 (22.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (20.09%) Test Automation
7 42 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 28 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 26 (11.61%) Scrum
9 26 (11.61%) Test Planning
10 25 (11.16%) Automated Testing
11 23 (10.27%) Test Management
11 23 (10.27%) Performance Testing
12 21 (9.38%) V-Model
12 21 (9.38%) Waterfall
13 20 (8.93%) Use Case
13 20 (8.93%) PRINCE2
14 19 (8.48%) ITIL
14 19 (8.48%) Project Management
14 19 (8.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.05%) SQL
2 37 (16.52%) Java
3 16 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.25%) C#
5 13 (5.80%) Ruby
6 7 (3.13%) VBScript
6 7 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.13%) PHP
6 7 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.23%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.79%) VBA
8 4 (1.79%) Python
8 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.34%) Scala
10 2 (0.89%) C
10 2 (0.89%) Groovy
10 2 (0.89%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) ABAP
11 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 184 (82.14%) ISEB
2 71 (31.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (17.41%) Degree
4 28 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.27%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.23%) MCITP
8 5 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.79%) HND
10 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.34%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.45%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (29.46%) QA
2 5 (2.23%) GAAP
3 4 (1.79%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.89%) COREP
4 2 (0.89%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 50 (22.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) nmon
Vendors
1 62 (27.68%) HP
2 31 (13.84%) Oracle
3 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.91%) Sybase
5 8 (3.57%) Remedy
6 7 (3.13%) Citrix
6 7 (3.13%) SAP
6 7 (3.13%) OpenText
7 6 (2.68%) Wall Street Systems
7 6 (2.68%) IBM
8 5 (2.23%) Cisco
9 3 (1.34%) Murex
9 3 (1.34%) Greenplum
9 3 (1.34%) Teradata
9 3 (1.34%) Capita
9 3 (1.34%) Netezza
9 3 (1.34%) Vertica
10 2 (0.89%) Tableau
10 2 (0.89%) BT
10 2 (0.89%) Reuters
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