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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 279 258 311
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +53
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 124 149 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.67% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 4.00% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 107 49
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£363 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.08% -60.83%
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
3542 3729 3229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.57% 16.64% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2413 1979
Average daily rate £413 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 104 102
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +5 31 £434 +27.57% 11
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 180 (74.38%) ISEB
2 85 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (34.30%) Test Scripting
4 81 (33.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 79 (32.64%) SQL
6 74 (30.58%) Finance
7 73 (30.17%) QA
8 67 (27.69%) HP
9 61 (25.21%) Software Testing
10 57 (23.55%) .NET
11 51 (21.07%) HP Quality Center
12 48 (19.83%) Test Automation
13 47 (19.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 45 (18.60%) Test Strategy
15 44 (18.18%) Banking
16 43 (17.77%) Oracle
17 41 (16.94%) Security Cleared
18 39 (16.12%) HTML
19 37 (15.29%) JavaScript
20 36 (14.88%) Regression Testing
20 36 (14.88%) Selenium
20 36 (14.88%) SC Cleared
21 35 (14.46%) Project Management
22 34 (14.05%) JIRA
23 33 (13.64%) Degree
23 33 (13.64%) UNIX
24 32 (13.22%) Microsoft
24 32 (13.22%) Knowledge Management
25 30 (12.40%) Oracle EBS
25 30 (12.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.65%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
1 4 (1.65%) Confluence
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.41%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.41%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.41%) IIS
3 1 (0.41%) Apache
3 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.41%) SAS
3 1 (0.41%) Lync
3 1 (0.41%) Magnolia
Applications
1 25 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.48%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (12.40%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.65%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (1.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.83%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.61%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.79%) SAN
3 8 (3.31%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.07%) HTTP
5 3 (1.24%) Internet
5 3 (1.24%) DVB
5 3 (1.24%) RTSP
5 3 (1.24%) ATM
6 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.41%) GSM
6 1 (0.41%) LAN
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.44%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.65%) DB2
7 3 (1.24%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.83%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.83%) EDMS
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 36 (14.88%) Selenium
2 34 (14.05%) JIRA
3 25 (10.33%) Cucumber
4 24 (9.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 18 (7.44%) LoadRunner
6 15 (6.20%) WebDriver
7 13 (5.37%) SoapUI
8 11 (4.55%) Jenkins
9 9 (3.72%) NeoLoad
9 9 (3.72%) Git (software)
10 8 (3.31%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (3.31%) Hudson
10 8 (3.31%) JUnit
10 8 (3.31%) Subversion
10 8 (3.31%) eggPlant
11 7 (2.89%) Calabash
11 7 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (2.48%) Appium
13 5 (2.07%) TestDirector
13 5 (2.07%) JBehave
General
1 74 (30.58%) Finance
2 44 (18.18%) Banking
3 23 (9.50%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.37%) Retail
5 9 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.89%) Legal
6 7 (2.89%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.24%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) Marketing
9 2 (0.83%) Automotive
9 2 (0.83%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Front Office
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (38.43%) Analyst
2 88 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 48 (19.83%) Tester
4 36 (14.88%) Test Manager
5 25 (10.33%) Test Leader
6 20 (8.26%) Test Engineer
7 15 (6.20%) QA Analyst
8 14 (5.79%) QA Tester
9 13 (5.37%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
10 11 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.13%) Consultant
11 10 (4.13%) Automation Tester
12 9 (3.72%) Test Consultant
13 8 (3.31%) Test Specialist
14 7 (2.89%) Senior Tester
14 7 (2.89%) Junior
14 7 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
15 6 (2.48%) Performance Test Engineer
15 6 (2.48%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.55%) .NET
2 39 (16.12%) HTML
3 27 (11.16%) JSP
4 26 (10.74%) ASP.NET
5 14 (5.79%) Web Services
6 13 (5.37%) XML
7 10 (4.13%) MSMQ
8 7 (2.89%) Gherkin
9 6 (2.48%) SOAP
10 5 (2.07%) JSON
11 4 (1.65%) J2EE
11 4 (1.65%) REST
12 3 (1.24%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.24%) CSS
12 3 (1.24%) Flash
12 3 (1.24%) Middleware
12 3 (1.24%) RESTful
12 3 (1.24%) jQuery
13 2 (0.83%) Spring
13 2 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.89%) Derivative
5 5 (2.07%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.07%) Equities
5 5 (2.07%) STB
6 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.65%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.65%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.65%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.24%) IPTV
8 2 (0.83%) MPEG
8 2 (0.83%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
8 2 (0.83%) Open Source
8 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.64%) UNIX
2 23 (9.50%) Linux
3 5 (2.07%) Windows
4 4 (1.65%) Solaris
5 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (35.12%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (34.30%) Test Scripting
3 61 (25.21%) Software Testing
4 48 (19.83%) Test Automation
5 47 (19.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (18.60%) Test Strategy
7 36 (14.88%) Regression Testing
8 35 (14.46%) Project Management
9 32 (13.22%) Knowledge Management
10 29 (11.98%) BDD
11 27 (11.16%) Scrum
12 26 (10.74%) Migration
12 26 (10.74%) PRINCE2
12 26 (10.74%) Test Management
12 26 (10.74%) Integration Testing
12 26 (10.74%) Waterfall
13 25 (10.33%) TDD
14 24 (9.92%) ITIL
14 24 (9.92%) Data Migration
15 22 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (32.64%) SQL
2 37 (15.29%) JavaScript
3 24 (9.92%) Java
4 16 (6.61%) Ruby
5 12 (4.96%) C#
6 11 (4.55%) Python
7 10 (4.13%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.13%) VBA
8 9 (3.72%) Scala
9 7 (2.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.07%) Groovy
11 4 (1.65%) C++
12 3 (1.24%) PHP
12 3 (1.24%) VBScript
12 3 (1.24%) VB
12 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 180 (74.38%) ISEB
2 81 (33.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 41 (16.94%) Security Cleared
4 36 (14.88%) SC Cleared
5 33 (13.64%) Degree
6 30 (12.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (4.96%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.72%) MCITP
9 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.65%) HND
9 4 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.83%) PMP
11 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.41%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (30.17%) QA
2 6 (2.48%) GAAP
3 4 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.65%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.41%) COREP
4 1 (0.41%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) NDS
Systems Management
1 51 (21.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.83%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Nessus
3 1 (0.41%) Nmap
3 1 (0.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 67 (27.69%) HP
2 43 (17.77%) Oracle
3 32 (13.22%) Microsoft
4 20 (8.26%) Citrix
5 10 (4.13%) Cisco
5 10 (4.13%) Sybase
6 8 (3.31%) IBM
7 6 (2.48%) Cognos
7 6 (2.48%) Remedy
8 5 (2.07%) SAP
9 4 (1.65%) Reuters
9 4 (1.65%) Sun
10 3 (1.24%) Siebel
10 3 (1.24%) Wall Street Systems
11 2 (0.83%) Northgate
11 2 (0.83%) Orchard
11 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.83%) Murex
12 1 (0.41%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.41%) Metastorm
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago