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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / London
Rank 330 257 316
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +59
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 70 155 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.75% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 4.14% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 90 61
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £309 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
3229 3741 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.57% 18.12% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2220 2480 2476
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 65
Median hourly rate £25.88 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.20 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -13 4 £313 -3.84% 8
Canary Wharf -2 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £425 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (66.26%) ISEB
2 75 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (36.20%) SQL
4 58 (35.58%) Test Scripting
5 50 (30.67%) Finance
6 46 (28.22%) QA
7 43 (26.38%) JIRA
8 35 (21.47%) Test Automation
9 33 (20.25%) Selenium
9 33 (20.25%) Software Testing
10 32 (19.63%) Java
11 28 (17.18%) Banking
12 25 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (15.34%) Functional Testing
13 24 (14.72%) HP Quality Center
13 24 (14.72%) HP UFT
14 23 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 22 (13.50%) Test Management
15 22 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
16 21 (12.88%) Integration Testing
17 20 (12.27%) Test Strategy
17 20 (12.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (12.27%) Scrum
18 19 (11.66%) Retail
18 19 (11.66%) HP
18 19 (11.66%) .NET
18 19 (11.66%) XML
18 19 (11.66%) Windows
18 19 (11.66%) Defect Management

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 12 (7.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.07%) Confluence
3 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.84%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.23%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.23%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.61%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) GitHub
1 3 (1.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) Intranet
1 5 (3.07%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.45%) LDAP
3 3 (1.84%) 4G
4 2 (1.23%) HTTP
4 2 (1.23%) LAN
4 2 (1.23%) VPN
4 2 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) SSH
5 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.50%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.45%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (26.38%) JIRA
2 33 (20.25%) Selenium
3 24 (14.72%) HP UFT
4 16 (9.82%) Jenkins
5 15 (9.20%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.75%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.13%) JMeter
8 8 (4.91%) Maven
8 8 (4.91%) NeoLoad
9 7 (4.29%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.29%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.68%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.68%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.07%) Zephyr
12 4 (2.45%) Appium
12 4 (2.45%) CasperJS
12 4 (2.45%) eggPlant
12 4 (2.45%) NUnit
13 3 (1.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 50 (30.67%) Finance
2 28 (17.18%) Banking
3 19 (11.66%) Retail
4 13 (7.98%) Games
5 8 (4.91%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.68%) Multimedia
7 5 (3.07%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.84%) Front Office
8 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.23%) Automotive
9 2 (1.23%) Billing
9 2 (1.23%) Electronics
9 2 (1.23%) Law
9 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (38.65%) Analyst
2 55 (33.74%) Test Analyst
3 35 (21.47%) Tester
4 21 (12.88%) Test Leader
4 21 (12.88%) Test Manager
5 16 (9.82%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (7.36%) Architect
7 11 (6.75%) Software Architect
7 11 (6.75%) Test Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.13%) Financial Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) SQL Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Performance Tester
10 8 (4.91%) Service Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Java Architect
12 6 (3.68%) Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Manual Test Analyst
12 6 (3.68%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.66%) .NET
1 19 (11.66%) XML
2 14 (8.59%) J2EE
3 11 (6.75%) Hibernate
3 11 (6.75%) RESTful
3 11 (6.75%) Spring
4 9 (5.52%) Web Services
5 8 (4.91%) AngularJS
5 8 (4.91%) JSON
6 7 (4.29%) Apache Flex
6 7 (4.29%) BlazeDS
6 7 (4.29%) SOAP
6 7 (4.29%) Spring MVC
6 7 (4.29%) XSL
6 7 (4.29%) XSLT
7 5 (3.07%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.07%) HTML
8 4 (2.45%) CSS
8 4 (2.45%) Struts
9 3 (1.84%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (9.20%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.13%) EPoS
3 8 (4.91%) Equities
4 6 (3.68%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.45%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.84%) Derivative
6 3 (1.84%) User Experience
7 2 (1.23%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.23%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.23%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.66%) Windows
2 15 (9.20%) Unix
3 10 (6.13%) Linux
3 10 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.45%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (35.58%) Test Scripting
3 35 (21.47%) Test Automation
4 33 (20.25%) Software Testing
5 25 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (15.34%) Functional Testing
6 23 (14.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 23 (14.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (13.50%) Test Management
8 21 (12.88%) Integration Testing
9 20 (12.27%) Scrum
9 20 (12.27%) Test Strategy
10 19 (11.66%) Defect Management
11 17 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.82%) Automation Testing
13 15 (9.20%) BDD
13 15 (9.20%) ITIL
14 14 (8.59%) ETL
15 13 (7.98%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 59 (36.20%) SQL
2 32 (19.63%) Java
3 11 (6.75%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.75%) PL/SQL
4 9 (5.52%) C#
5 7 (4.29%) ActionScript
6 6 (3.68%) C
7 4 (2.45%) VBScript
8 2 (1.23%) PHP
8 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.61%) Python
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (66.26%) ISEB
2 20 (12.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (10.43%) Degree
4 14 (8.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (7.98%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.45%) PhD
8 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (28.22%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.84%) SDET
3 2 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.23%) EMIR
3 2 (1.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) XenApp
2 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (14.72%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.07%) Graphite
2 5 (3.07%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 19 (11.66%) HP
2 17 (10.43%) Oracle
3 15 (9.20%) Sybase
4 14 (8.59%) IBM
4 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.52%) AppDynamics
5 9 (5.52%) SAP
6 7 (4.29%) Adobe
7 5 (3.07%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.23%) Google
8 2 (1.23%) Informatica
8 2 (1.23%) Remedy
8 2 (1.23%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.61%) Cognos
9 1 (0.61%) hybris
9 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.61%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.61%) Splunk
9 1 (0.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.61%) Workday
London
Salt
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago