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 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 345 330 331
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 103 104 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.87% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 60 48
Median daily rate £355 £339 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% -15.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +142.42%
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
4092 3619 3811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.73% 15.55% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2694 2380 2450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 67 89
Median hourly rate £19.23 £21.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.83 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +17 12 £375 - 4
Harrow - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Croydon - 1 £270 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 150 (71.09%) ISEB
2 92 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (39.81%) Finance
4 66 (31.28%) JIRA
5 64 (30.33%) Test Scripting
6 61 (28.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 59 (27.96%) SQL
8 58 (27.49%) Software Testing
9 57 (27.01%) QA
10 50 (23.70%) Security Cleared
11 45 (21.33%) Selenium
12 44 (20.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (20.38%) Test Automation
13 43 (20.38%) HP Quality Center
14 42 (19.91%) HP
15 38 (18.01%) Java
16 36 (17.06%) Non-Functional Testing
17 35 (16.59%) Defect Management
17 35 (16.59%) Microsoft
18 34 (16.11%) Functional Testing
19 33 (15.64%) SDLC
20 30 (14.22%) Banking
21 29 (13.74%) SQL Server
21 29 (13.74%) Regression Testing
22 28 (13.27%) Degree
23 27 (12.80%) Test Strategy
24 26 (12.32%) DV Cleared
24 26 (12.32%) Test Management
25 25 (11.85%) HP UFT
25 25 (11.85%) Test Planning

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 17 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.42%) Confluence
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.47%) Drupal
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (11.37%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.53%) MS Office
3 10 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.95%) MS Project
6 1 (0.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 8 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.42%) Sonata
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.47%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.95%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.27%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.42%) Firewall
2 3 (1.42%) HTTP
3 2 (0.95%) DNS
3 2 (0.95%) Intranet
3 2 (0.95%) VPN
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.95%) Big Data
4 2 (0.95%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (0.95%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (0.95%) HPCC
4 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.95%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.47%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (31.28%) JIRA
2 45 (21.33%) Selenium
3 25 (11.85%) HP UFT
4 24 (11.37%) JMeter
5 21 (9.95%) WebDriver
6 16 (7.58%) LoadRunner
7 12 (5.69%) Cucumber
8 9 (4.27%) Toad
9 8 (3.79%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.79%) NeoLoad
9 8 (3.79%) Selenium IDE
9 8 (3.79%) Zephyr
10 5 (2.37%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.90%) Burp Suite
11 4 (1.90%) JBehave
11 4 (1.90%) Protractor
11 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.42%) Maven
12 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 84 (39.81%) Finance
2 30 (14.22%) Banking
3 16 (7.58%) Retail
4 8 (3.79%) Games
5 7 (3.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.90%) Publishing
8 3 (1.42%) Automotive
8 3 (1.42%) Back Office
8 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.42%) Legal
8 3 (1.42%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.95%) Front Office
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.47%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (46.92%) Analyst
2 88 (41.71%) Test Analyst
3 29 (13.74%) Test Manager
4 27 (12.80%) Financial Analyst
5 25 (11.85%) Test Leader
6 22 (10.43%) Tester
7 17 (8.06%) QA Analyst
7 17 (8.06%) Service Analyst
8 16 (7.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (7.58%) Test Engineer
9 11 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) Digital Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) UAT Analyst
10 10 (4.74%) UAT Test Analyst
11 8 (3.79%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (3.32%) Applications Specialist
12 7 (3.32%) Automation Tester
12 7 (3.32%) Excel Analyst
12 7 (3.32%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.16%) .NET
2 7 (3.32%) REST
3 6 (2.84%) SOAP
3 6 (2.84%) Web Services
4 5 (2.37%) HTML
4 5 (2.37%) XML
5 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.90%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.95%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.95%) Java EE
6 2 (0.95%) Middleware
7 1 (0.47%) ADO
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) EDI
7 1 (0.47%) ODBC
7 1 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.79%) EPoS
3 6 (2.84%) Equities
3 6 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.90%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.90%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.42%) Derivative
6 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.95%) CMDB
6 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.95%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) FMCG
7 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.95%) Windows
2 16 (7.58%) Linux
3 12 (5.69%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.32%) Unix
5 5 (2.37%) Android
5 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (30.33%) Test Scripting
3 58 (27.49%) Software Testing
4 44 (20.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (20.38%) Test Automation
6 36 (17.06%) Non-Functional Testing
7 35 (16.59%) Defect Management
8 34 (16.11%) Functional Testing
9 33 (15.64%) SDLC
10 29 (13.74%) Regression Testing
11 27 (12.80%) Test Strategy
12 26 (12.32%) Test Management
13 25 (11.85%) Test Planning
14 24 (11.37%) BDD
14 24 (11.37%) Integration Testing
14 24 (11.37%) Scrum
15 23 (10.90%) Automation Testing
15 23 (10.90%) Exploratory Testing
16 19 (9.00%) Manual Testing
17 17 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.96%) SQL
2 38 (18.01%) Java
3 14 (6.64%) Python
4 12 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.21%) C#
6 7 (3.32%) VBScript
7 6 (2.84%) C
8 4 (1.90%) VBA
9 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) PHP
9 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.95%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (71.09%) ISEB
2 61 (28.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 50 (23.70%) Security Cleared
4 28 (13.27%) Degree
5 26 (12.32%) DV Cleared
6 14 (6.64%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.79%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) PhD
9 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (27.01%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (20.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.37%) Puppet
3 3 (1.42%) Graphite
3 3 (1.42%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (19.91%) HP
2 35 (16.59%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.43%) Oracle
4 15 (7.11%) Cognos
5 11 (5.21%) IBM
6 10 (4.74%) Atlassian
7 8 (3.79%) SAP
8 4 (1.90%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.42%) Remedy
9 3 (1.42%) Reuters
9 3 (1.42%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.42%) Thunderhead
10 2 (0.95%) Google
11 1 (0.47%) ATG
11 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.47%) OpenText
11 1 (0.47%) Rally
11 1 (0.47%) Tableau
11 1 (0.47%) WorldPay