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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 284 234 313
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +79
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 119 183 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.76% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 4.57% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 132 49
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £474 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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
3631 4007 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.24% 16.60% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2326 2679 2002
Average daily rate £413 £410 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 114
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.79 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 -13 24 £438 +25.00% 10
Paddington - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 172 (76.44%) ISEB
2 83 (36.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 78 (34.67%) Test Scripting
3 78 (34.67%) SQL
3 78 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (33.78%) Finance
5 68 (30.22%) QA
6 64 (28.44%) HP
7 57 (25.33%) Software Testing
8 52 (23.11%) .NET
9 51 (22.67%) Test Strategy
10 48 (21.33%) Test Automation
11 47 (20.89%) HP Quality Center
11 47 (20.89%) Banking
12 45 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (18.67%) Oracle
14 36 (16.00%) Microsoft
15 35 (15.56%) Selenium
16 34 (15.11%) JIRA
16 34 (15.11%) Security Cleared
17 33 (14.67%) Regression Testing
18 32 (14.22%) Degree
19 31 (13.78%) HTML
20 30 (13.33%) MS Excel
21 29 (12.89%) JavaScript
21 29 (12.89%) Integration Testing
21 29 (12.89%) SC Cleared
22 28 (12.44%) UNIX
22 28 (12.44%) Project Management
22 28 (12.44%) Knowledge Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (1.78%) WebLogic
1 4 (1.78%) CMS
1 4 (1.78%) Confluence
1 4 (1.78%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.89%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.44%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.44%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 30 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.89%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.44%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.44%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.78%) SAN
3 8 (3.56%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.22%) HTTP
5 3 (1.33%) RTSP
5 3 (1.33%) Internet
5 3 (1.33%) ATM
6 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.44%) FTP
6 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.44%) SSL
6 1 (0.44%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.78%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.33%) DB2
6 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.89%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (0.89%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.89%) EDMS
7 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.44%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.44%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (15.56%) Selenium
2 34 (15.11%) JIRA
3 22 (9.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (8.44%) Cucumber
5 13 (5.78%) LoadRunner
6 11 (4.89%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.00%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.11%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.11%) JUnit
8 7 (3.11%) Calabash
9 6 (2.67%) eggPlant
9 6 (2.67%) Appium
9 6 (2.67%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.22%) TestDirector
10 5 (2.22%) Subversion
10 5 (2.22%) NeoLoad
11 4 (1.78%) Toad
General
1 76 (33.78%) Finance
2 47 (20.89%) Banking
3 25 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 17 (7.56%) Retail
5 14 (6.22%) General Ledger
6 9 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.56%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (3.11%) Legal
9 4 (1.78%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.89%) Marketing
10 2 (0.89%) Games
10 2 (0.89%) Automotive
10 2 (0.89%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) Front Office
11 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (39.56%) Analyst
2 85 (37.78%) Test Analyst
3 42 (18.67%) Tester
4 36 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 24 (10.67%) Test Leader
6 15 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 15 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 13 (5.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 12 (5.33%) QA Tester
9 9 (4.00%) Test Specialist
9 9 (4.00%) Junior
9 9 (4.00%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.56%) Consultant
10 8 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.56%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (3.56%) Junior Tester
11 7 (3.11%) Test Consultant
11 7 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.67%) Senior Tester
12 6 (2.67%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.11%) .NET
2 31 (13.78%) HTML
3 23 (10.22%) JSP
4 22 (9.78%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.89%) XML
6 10 (4.44%) MSMQ
6 10 (4.44%) Web Services
7 7 (3.11%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.22%) SOAP
8 5 (2.22%) JSON
9 4 (1.78%) J2EE
9 4 (1.78%) REST
10 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.33%) CSS
10 3 (1.33%) jQuery
11 2 (0.89%) WCF
11 2 (0.89%) Flash
11 2 (0.89%) Spring
11 2 (0.89%) RESTful
12 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.78%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.11%) Derivative
5 6 (2.67%) Equities
5 6 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.67%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.22%) STB
7 4 (1.78%) MPEG
7 4 (1.78%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.78%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.33%) Open Source
8 3 (1.33%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.89%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.89%) NHS
10 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.44%) UNIX
2 17 (7.56%) Linux
3 6 (2.67%) Windows
4 4 (1.78%) Solaris
5 3 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.89%) Android
6 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
1 78 (34.67%) Test Scripting
2 57 (25.33%) Software Testing
3 51 (22.67%) Test Strategy
4 48 (21.33%) Test Automation
5 45 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (14.67%) Regression Testing
7 29 (12.89%) Integration Testing
8 28 (12.44%) Knowledge Management
8 28 (12.44%) Project Management
8 28 (12.44%) Scrum
9 26 (11.56%) Test Management
10 25 (11.11%) ITIL
11 24 (10.67%) PRINCE2
12 23 (10.22%) Migration
13 22 (9.78%) Data Migration
13 22 (9.78%) Waterfall
13 22 (9.78%) BDD
14 21 (9.33%) Automated Testing
15 19 (8.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 78 (34.67%) SQL
2 29 (12.89%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.78%) Java
4 11 (4.89%) Ruby
4 11 (4.89%) C#
5 8 (3.56%) VBA
5 8 (3.56%) Python
6 7 (3.11%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.11%) Scala
7 6 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.22%) VBScript
9 4 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.33%) Groovy
11 2 (0.89%) VB
12 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 172 (76.44%) ISEB
2 83 (36.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 34 (15.11%) Security Cleared
4 32 (14.22%) Degree
5 29 (12.89%) SC Cleared
6 24 (10.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.00%) MCITP
8 8 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.78%) HND
9 4 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (30.22%) QA
2 5 (2.22%) GAAP
3 4 (1.78%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.89%) COREP
4 2 (0.89%) FINREP
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) NDS
Systems Management
1 47 (20.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) Puppet
2 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.89%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Nessus
3 1 (0.44%) Nmap
3 1 (0.44%) nmon
Vendors
1 64 (28.44%) HP
2 42 (18.67%) Oracle
3 36 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (8.44%) Citrix
5 10 (4.44%) Sybase
6 9 (4.00%) Cisco
7 7 (3.11%) IBM
7 7 (3.11%) Remedy
8 6 (2.67%) SAP
8 6 (2.67%) Wall Street Systems
9 4 (1.78%) Reuters
10 3 (1.33%) Cognos
10 3 (1.33%) Sun
11 2 (0.89%) Murex
11 2 (0.89%) Informatica
11 2 (0.89%) Tableau
11 2 (0.89%) Northgate
11 2 (0.89%) Orchard
12 1 (0.44%) Netezza
12 1 (0.44%) DataFlux
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