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 1 July 2016 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 351 335 290
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -45
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 90 98 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.42% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 2.70% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 58 71
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £184 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.15% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +122.22%
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
3675 3627 3784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.09% 15.47% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2523 2342 2520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 90 115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 12 £388 -8.82% 5
Bromley - 3 £500 -
Teddington - 1 £275 -
Osterley - 1 £275 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 174 (76.32%) ISEB
2 106 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (41.67%) Finance
4 79 (34.65%) SQL
5 73 (32.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 71 (31.14%) Software Testing
7 65 (28.51%) Test Scripting
8 64 (28.07%) QA
9 55 (24.12%) HP
10 53 (23.25%) JIRA
10 53 (23.25%) Security Cleared
11 51 (22.37%) HP Quality Center
12 49 (21.49%) Microsoft
13 47 (20.61%) Selenium
14 42 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 41 (17.98%) SQL Server
16 40 (17.54%) Test Automation
17 39 (17.11%) Non-Functional Testing
17 39 (17.11%) SDLC
17 39 (17.11%) Oracle
17 39 (17.11%) Java
18 38 (16.67%) Functional Testing
19 34 (14.91%) Banking
20 33 (14.47%) Integration Testing
20 33 (14.47%) Defect Management
21 31 (13.60%) Test Management
22 30 (13.16%) Automated Testing
22 30 (13.16%) Test Strategy
22 30 (13.16%) BDD
23 28 (12.28%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.32%) Confluence
3 3 (1.32%) SAS
4 2 (0.88%) Apache
4 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.44%) Drupal
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (10.09%) MS Office
2 22 (9.65%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Mingle
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (6.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.44%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.32%) Firewall
1 3 (1.32%) HTTP
2 2 (0.88%) DNS
2 2 (0.88%) Intranet
2 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.88%) Big Data
6 2 (0.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.88%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.88%) HPCC
6 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.44%) GIS
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.44%) QlikView
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 53 (23.25%) JIRA
2 47 (20.61%) Selenium
3 28 (12.28%) HP UFT
4 23 (10.09%) LoadRunner
5 20 (8.77%) WebDriver
6 18 (7.89%) JMeter
7 15 (6.58%) Toad
8 14 (6.14%) Cucumber
9 9 (3.95%) SoapUI
10 8 (3.51%) Selenium IDE
11 6 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.19%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.75%) Burp Suite
13 4 (1.75%) NeoLoad
13 4 (1.75%) Protractor
13 4 (1.75%) Zephyr
14 3 (1.32%) Jenkins
15 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
15 2 (0.88%) TestRail
General
1 95 (41.67%) Finance
2 34 (14.91%) Banking
3 11 (4.82%) Retail
4 10 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.07%) Legal
6 6 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.75%) Games
7 4 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Advertising
8 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) International Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (46.05%) Analyst
2 92 (40.35%) Test Analyst
3 34 (14.91%) Test Manager
4 31 (13.60%) Tester
5 24 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 19 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 18 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
7 18 (7.89%) QA Analyst
8 16 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (7.02%) QA Leader
9 13 (5.70%) Digital Analyst
10 12 (5.26%) Service Analyst
10 12 (5.26%) Software Analyst
10 12 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
11 11 (4.82%) QA Test Analyst
11 11 (4.82%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (4.39%) Agile Test Analyst
13 9 (3.95%) Automation Tester
13 9 (3.95%) ETL Analyst
13 9 (3.95%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.77%) .NET
2 16 (7.02%) XML
3 10 (4.39%) HTML
4 9 (3.95%) SOAP
5 7 (3.07%) MSMQ
6 6 (2.63%) Web Services
7 5 (2.19%) REST
8 4 (1.75%) WPF
9 3 (1.32%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.88%) Java EE
11 1 (0.44%) Ajax
11 1 (0.44%) Dojo
11 1 (0.44%) EDI
11 1 (0.44%) GWT
11 1 (0.44%) J2EE
11 1 (0.44%) JSF
11 1 (0.44%) Middleware
11 1 (0.44%) ODBC
11 1 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.19%) Derivative
3 5 (2.19%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.75%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.32%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.88%) Equities
6 2 (0.88%) NHS
6 2 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.88%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.88%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.46%) Linux
2 14 (6.14%) Windows
3 9 (3.95%) Unix
4 3 (1.32%) Android
4 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.14%) Software Testing
3 65 (28.51%) Test Scripting
4 42 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (17.54%) Test Automation
6 39 (17.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 39 (17.11%) SDLC
7 38 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 33 (14.47%) Defect Management
8 33 (14.47%) Integration Testing
9 31 (13.60%) Test Management
10 30 (13.16%) Automated Testing
10 30 (13.16%) BDD
10 30 (13.16%) Test Strategy
11 25 (10.96%) Automation Testing
11 25 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (10.96%) Scrum
12 24 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
13 23 (10.09%) Regression Testing
13 23 (10.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (34.65%) SQL
2 39 (17.11%) Java
3 18 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.46%) Python
5 12 (5.26%) C#
6 8 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.19%) Perl
7 5 (2.19%) VBScript
8 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.75%) VBA
9 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.88%) Ruby
10 1 (0.44%) C
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.44%) VB
10 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 174 (76.32%) ISEB
2 73 (32.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 53 (23.25%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.65%) Degree
4 22 (9.65%) DV Cleared
5 17 (7.46%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.82%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (3.07%) PhD
8 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (28.07%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.88%) GAAP
3 1 (0.44%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.44%) EMIR
3 1 (0.44%) FINREP
3 1 (0.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (22.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (24.12%) HP
2 49 (21.49%) Microsoft
3 39 (17.11%) Oracle
4 24 (10.53%) Cognos
5 17 (7.46%) IBM
6 10 (4.39%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.07%) Sybase
8 6 (2.63%) SAP
9 5 (2.19%) Siebel
10 4 (1.75%) Sun
11 3 (1.32%) Citrix
11 3 (1.32%) CODA
11 3 (1.32%) Reuters
11 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.44%) ATG
12 1 (0.44%) ESRI
12 1 (0.44%) Google
12 1 (0.44%) OpenText
12 1 (0.44%) Remedy
12 1 (0.44%) Sophos
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