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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 289 301 306
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 109 93 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 2.59% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 65 34
Average daily rate
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£325 £355 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
3599 3592 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.04% 16.67% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2270 1858
Average daily rate £425 £415 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 122
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.44 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £41.05 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +20 35 £325 -27.77% 14
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 143 (69.08%) ISEB
2 73 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (33.82%) Test Scripting
4 65 (31.40%) HP
5 61 (29.47%) SQL
6 58 (28.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 54 (26.09%) Oracle
8 53 (25.60%) HP Quality Center
9 52 (25.12%) .NET
9 52 (25.12%) Software Testing
10 50 (24.15%) HTML
10 50 (24.15%) Security Cleared
11 47 (22.71%) SC Cleared
11 47 (22.71%) JavaScript
12 45 (21.74%) Finance
13 43 (20.77%) QA
14 42 (20.29%) Oracle EBS
15 40 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (19.32%) Knowledge Management
16 39 (18.84%) UNIX
16 39 (18.84%) Test Automation
17 38 (18.36%) JSP
17 38 (18.36%) Microsoft
18 37 (17.87%) ASP.NET
19 36 (17.39%) Project Management
20 35 (16.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 35 (16.91%) Test Strategy
21 31 (14.98%) Regression Testing
22 29 (14.01%) JIRA
23 28 (13.53%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (1.93%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.45%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.97%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.48%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.48%) SAS
4 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.48%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (20.29%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.38%) Cognos TM1
2 7 (3.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.70%) SAN
2 17 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.38%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.93%) DVB
4 4 (1.93%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.93%) SSL
4 4 (1.93%) HTTP
5 2 (0.97%) ATM
5 2 (0.97%) RTSP
6 1 (0.48%) GSM
6 1 (0.48%) LAN
6 1 (0.48%) FTP
6 1 (0.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.45%) DB2
6 3 (1.45%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) EDMS
7 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.97%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.48%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 29 (14.01%) JIRA
2 28 (13.53%) Selenium
3 23 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 21 (10.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (7.73%) LoadRunner
6 12 (5.80%) WebDriver
7 11 (5.31%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.83%) Jenkins
9 9 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (4.35%) NeoLoad
9 9 (4.35%) Git (software)
10 8 (3.86%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (3.86%) Hudson
10 8 (3.86%) JMeter
10 8 (3.86%) JUnit
10 8 (3.86%) Subversion
11 7 (3.38%) eggPlant
12 6 (2.90%) Calabash
13 5 (2.42%) TestDirector
13 5 (2.42%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 45 (21.74%) Finance
2 18 (8.70%) Banking
3 9 (4.35%) Retail
3 9 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.42%) Legal
5 3 (1.45%) Marketing
5 3 (1.45%) Games
6 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Automotive
6 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.48%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (35.75%) Analyst
2 69 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 46 (22.22%) Tester
4 31 (14.98%) Test Manager
5 23 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 21 (10.14%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (4.83%) QA Tester
7 10 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) Test Specialist
9 7 (3.38%) Automation Tester
10 6 (2.90%) Performance Test Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) QA Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) Performance Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) Senior Tester
10 6 (2.90%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (2.42%) Test Consultant
11 5 (2.42%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (25.12%) .NET
2 50 (24.15%) HTML
3 38 (18.36%) JSP
4 37 (17.87%) ASP.NET
5 14 (6.76%) XML
6 13 (6.28%) Web Services
7 8 (3.86%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.90%) SOAP
8 6 (2.90%) JSON
9 4 (1.93%) REST
9 4 (1.93%) Middleware
9 4 (1.93%) J2EE
9 4 (1.93%) Spring
10 3 (1.45%) jQuery
10 3 (1.45%) Flash
10 3 (1.45%) RESTful
11 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.97%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.97%) CSS
11 2 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.93%) Digital Media
4 4 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.93%) STB
4 4 (1.93%) Derivative
4 4 (1.93%) IPTV
5 3 (1.45%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.45%) NHS
5 3 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.97%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.97%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.97%) Equities
7 1 (0.48%) Online Games
7 1 (0.48%) MPEG
7 1 (0.48%) AS400
7 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.84%) UNIX
2 27 (13.04%) Linux
3 7 (3.38%) Windows
4 6 (2.90%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.93%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.45%) Solaris
6 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.97%) Android
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (33.82%) Test Scripting
3 52 (25.12%) Software Testing
4 40 (19.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (19.32%) Knowledge Management
5 39 (18.84%) Test Automation
6 36 (17.39%) Project Management
7 35 (16.91%) Test Strategy
8 31 (14.98%) Regression Testing
9 28 (13.53%) BDD
10 25 (12.08%) TDD
11 23 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 22 (10.63%) Test Management
13 21 (10.14%) Migration
14 20 (9.66%) CRM
14 20 (9.66%) Scrum
14 20 (9.66%) Data Migration
15 19 (9.18%) Manual Testing
16 18 (8.70%) Automated Testing
17 17 (8.21%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 61 (29.47%) SQL
2 47 (22.71%) JavaScript
3 22 (10.63%) Java
4 13 (6.28%) Ruby
5 12 (5.80%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.31%) Scala
7 10 (4.83%) C#
8 9 (4.35%) Python
9 8 (3.86%) VBA
10 6 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.90%) Groovy
11 5 (2.42%) VB
12 4 (1.93%) C++
12 4 (1.93%) PHP
13 2 (0.97%) VBScript
14 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 143 (69.08%) ISEB
2 58 (28.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (24.15%) Security Cleared
4 47 (22.71%) SC Cleared
5 35 (16.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 24 (11.59%) Degree
7 20 (9.66%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.86%) MCITP
9 4 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.97%) PMP
10 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (20.77%) QA
2 5 (2.42%) GAAP
3 4 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.97%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.93%) Nmap
2 3 (1.45%) NDS
Systems Management
1 53 (25.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.93%) Puppet
2 4 (1.93%) Ansible
2 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 65 (31.40%) HP
2 54 (26.09%) Oracle
3 38 (18.36%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.11%) Citrix
5 11 (5.31%) Cognos
6 9 (4.35%) Cisco
7 7 (3.38%) IBM
8 4 (1.93%) Sun
9 3 (1.45%) SAP
9 3 (1.45%) Reuters
10 2 (0.97%) Vermilion
10 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.97%) Murex
10 2 (0.97%) Siebel
10 2 (0.97%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.97%) Sybase
10 2 (0.97%) Northgate
10 2 (0.97%) Orchard
10 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.48%) Open Text
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