The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 241 312 374
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +62
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 183 77 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.36% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.56% 2.33% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 49 25
Average daily rate £350 £388 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £534 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £187.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISTQB
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 57 £350 -15.15% 10
Docklands, London -3 1 £525 +50.00%
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 217 (80.97%) ISEB
2 87 (32.46%) Test Scripting
3 81 (30.22%) Finance
4 76 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (26.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 68 (25.37%) SQL
6 68 (25.37%) Selenium
7 64 (23.88%) Banking
8 63 (23.51%) Software Testing
9 57 (21.27%) HP Quality Center
10 56 (20.90%) Oracle
11 51 (19.03%) Java
12 48 (17.91%) QA
13 45 (16.79%) Test Strategy
14 44 (16.42%) Scrum
15 41 (15.30%) BDD
16 40 (14.93%) Test Automation
16 40 (14.93%) E-Commerce
17 39 (14.55%) Computer Science
17 39 (14.55%) Degree
18 37 (13.81%) Waterfall
18 37 (13.81%) Test Management
19 32 (11.94%) JIRA
19 32 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
20 31 (11.57%) Linux
20 31 (11.57%) WebDriver
21 30 (11.19%) HP
22 28 (10.45%) Security Cleared
22 28 (10.45%) Regression Testing
22 28 (10.45%) Business Intelligence

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (3.73%) Apache
1 10 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.87%) CMS
2 5 (1.87%) Confluence
3 4 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Documentum
4 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 16 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.10%) MS Office
3 9 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.75%) Agresso
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.87%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.36%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.87%) DNS
2 5 (1.87%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.49%) DVB
4 3 (1.12%) Firewall
5 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.75%) Network Security
5 2 (0.75%) NAS
5 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.37%) MPLS
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.37%) FTP
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.34%) Oracle Database
4 16 (5.97%) SQL Server
5 11 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.61%) Big Data
8 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.24%) MySQL
8 6 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.49%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.49%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.37%) DB2
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.37%) DbVisualizer
10 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 68 (25.37%) Selenium
2 32 (11.94%) JIRA
3 31 (11.57%) WebDriver
4 24 (8.96%) Cucumber
5 22 (8.21%) LoadRunner
6 19 (7.09%) FitNesse
7 17 (6.34%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (5.97%) SoapUI
9 11 (4.10%) JMeter
9 11 (4.10%) Calabash
10 9 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.99%) JBehave
11 8 (2.99%) Rational Performance Tester
12 7 (2.61%) Fiddler
13 6 (2.24%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.24%) Maven
14 5 (1.87%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.87%) WebLOAD
14 5 (1.87%) eggPlant
15 4 (1.49%) Git (software)
General
1 81 (30.22%) Finance
2 64 (23.88%) Banking
3 26 (9.70%) Investment Banking
4 25 (9.33%) Retail
5 17 (6.34%) Back Office
6 16 (5.97%) Games
7 8 (2.99%) General Ledger
8 7 (2.61%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.49%) Legal
10 3 (1.12%) Law
10 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.12%) Front Office
11 2 (0.75%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.75%) Advertising
11 2 (0.75%) Billing
12 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.37%) Marketing
12 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (29.10%) Analyst
1 78 (29.10%) Test Analyst
2 70 (26.12%) Tester
3 41 (15.30%) Test Manager
4 29 (10.82%) Test Leader
5 26 (9.70%) Test Engineer
5 26 (9.70%) Developer
6 13 (4.85%) QA Engineer
7 12 (4.48%) Performance Tester
8 11 (4.10%) QA Tester
9 9 (3.36%) Senior Tester
9 9 (3.36%) Agile Tester
9 9 (3.36%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (2.99%) Automation Tester
10 8 (2.99%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.99%) Business Test Analyst
10 8 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (2.61%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.33%) Web Services
2 15 (5.60%) XML
3 8 (2.99%) .NET
4 6 (2.24%) HTML
4 6 (2.24%) SOAP
5 5 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.87%) XSLT
6 4 (1.49%) Flash
6 4 (1.49%) LAMP
7 3 (1.12%) Cocoa
7 3 (1.12%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.12%) Cocoa Touch
7 3 (1.12%) REST
8 2 (0.75%) J2EE
9 1 (0.37%) Java EE
9 1 (0.37%) Middleware
9 1 (0.37%) CSS
9 1 (0.37%) XSL
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.55%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.34%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.36%) IPTV
4 8 (2.99%) Video on Demand
4 8 (2.99%) Social Network
5 7 (2.61%) Equities
5 7 (2.61%) Digital Media
6 6 (2.24%) Open Source
6 6 (2.24%) Derivative
6 6 (2.24%) STB
7 5 (1.87%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.12%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.12%) MPEG
9 3 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.57%) Linux
2 23 (8.58%) UNIX
3 16 (5.97%) Solaris
4 6 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.24%) Android
5 5 (1.87%) Windows
6 3 (1.12%) HPUX
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.75%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.46%) Test Scripting
2 76 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 63 (23.51%) Software Testing
5 45 (16.79%) Test Strategy
6 44 (16.42%) Scrum
7 41 (15.30%) BDD
8 40 (14.93%) Test Automation
8 40 (14.93%) E-Commerce
9 37 (13.81%) Waterfall
9 37 (13.81%) Test Management
10 28 (10.45%) Regression Testing
10 28 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (10.07%) TDD
12 22 (8.21%) Automated Testing
13 21 (7.84%) Performance Testing
14 19 (7.09%) Automation Testing
14 19 (7.09%) Project Management
14 19 (7.09%) ETL
15 18 (6.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.37%) SQL
2 51 (19.03%) Java
3 25 (9.33%) C#
4 11 (4.10%) Python
5 10 (3.73%) Ruby
6 8 (2.99%) C
6 8 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.24%) C++
7 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.24%) PHP
8 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.49%) Perl
10 3 (1.12%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.12%) VBA
10 3 (1.12%) Groovy
11 2 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) VBScript
12 1 (0.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 217 (80.97%) ISEB
2 39 (14.55%) Degree
3 28 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 21 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.10%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.87%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (17.91%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) NDS
2 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.12%) Cygwin
3 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 57 (21.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 56 (20.90%) Oracle
2 30 (11.19%) HP
3 17 (6.34%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.10%) Business Objects
4 11 (4.10%) Cognos
5 8 (2.99%) SAP
5 8 (2.99%) Informatica
6 6 (2.24%) ATG
7 5 (1.87%) Citrix
8 4 (1.49%) Cisco
8 4 (1.49%) IBM
9 3 (1.12%) VMware
10 2 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.75%) Murex
10 2 (0.75%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.37%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.37%) Remedy
11 1 (0.37%) Mercator
11 1 (0.37%) Sage
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