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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 291 330 315
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 119 94 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 2.50% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 54 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +4.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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
3848 3756 3256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.69% 15.49% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2673 2432 2052
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 85 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +14 30 £325 -21.21% 15
Croydon - 2 £475 -
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 148 (71.15%) ISEB
2 77 (37.02%) HP
3 70 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (31.73%) Test Scripting
5 62 (29.81%) Software Testing
6 60 (28.85%) HP Quality Center
7 57 (27.40%) Security Cleared
7 57 (27.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 55 (26.44%) Oracle
9 52 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 50 (24.04%) .NET
11 47 (22.60%) HTML
11 47 (22.60%) JavaScript
12 46 (22.12%) SQL
12 46 (22.12%) Oracle EBS
13 44 (21.15%) Microsoft
14 43 (20.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (20.67%) QA
15 42 (20.19%) Knowledge Management
16 40 (19.23%) JSP
17 39 (18.75%) ASP.NET
17 39 (18.75%) UNIX
17 39 (18.75%) Test Automation
18 37 (17.79%) Project Management
19 35 (16.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 34 (16.35%) Test Strategy
20 34 (16.35%) Finance
21 33 (15.87%) DV Cleared
22 30 (14.42%) Oracle Reports
23 28 (13.46%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.96%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.96%) Confluence
5 1 (0.48%) Lync
5 1 (0.48%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.85%) MS Office
3 7 (3.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 46 (22.12%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (2.40%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.96%) Summit
5 1 (0.48%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.65%) SAN
2 16 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 5 (2.40%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.40%) SSL
5 4 (1.92%) DVB
6 2 (0.96%) FTP
7 1 (0.48%) ATM
7 1 (0.48%) GSM
7 1 (0.48%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.42%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.44%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.44%) DB2
6 2 (0.96%) EDMS
6 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) Big Data
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (12.98%) JIRA
2 22 (10.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (10.58%) Selenium
3 15 (7.21%) LoadRunner
3 15 (7.21%) Cucumber
4 12 (5.77%) WebDriver
5 9 (4.33%) NeoLoad
5 9 (4.33%) JMeter
6 8 (3.85%) Subversion
6 8 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.88%) JUnit
8 6 (2.88%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.88%) Hudson
8 6 (2.88%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.40%) eggPlant
9 5 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.40%) TestDirector
General
1 34 (16.35%) Finance
2 18 (8.65%) Banking
3 9 (4.33%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.85%) Legal
5 7 (3.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Games
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.48%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 75 (36.06%) Analyst
2 71 (34.13%) Test Analyst
3 41 (19.71%) Tester
4 37 (17.79%) Test Manager
5 24 (11.54%) Test Leader
6 20 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 9 (4.33%) Automation Tester
7 9 (4.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (3.37%) Senior Tester
9 6 (2.88%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (2.88%) Test Specialist
9 6 (2.88%) Performance Engineer
9 6 (2.88%) Performance Test Engineer
10 5 (2.40%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (2.40%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (2.40%) QA Analyst
10 5 (2.40%) QA Tester
10 5 (2.40%) Test Consultant
10 5 (2.40%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (24.04%) .NET
2 47 (22.60%) HTML
3 40 (19.23%) JSP
4 39 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 16 (7.69%) XML
6 12 (5.77%) Web Services
7 6 (2.88%) Middleware
8 5 (2.40%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.40%) SOAP
9 4 (1.92%) J2EE
9 4 (1.92%) Spring
9 4 (1.92%) JSON
10 3 (1.44%) REST
10 3 (1.44%) RESTful
10 3 (1.44%) jQuery
10 3 (1.44%) Flash
11 2 (0.96%) WCF
12 1 (0.48%) SAP PI
12 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.88%) Derivative
4 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.92%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.92%) IPTV
5 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.44%) Open Source
5 3 (1.44%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.44%) STB
5 3 (1.44%) Equities
5 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.96%) AS400
6 2 (0.96%) NHS
6 2 (0.96%) Interactive TV
6 2 (0.96%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) iSeries
7 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.75%) UNIX
2 25 (12.02%) Linux
3 9 (4.33%) Windows
4 7 (3.37%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.40%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.44%) Android
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (31.73%) Test Scripting
3 62 (29.81%) Software Testing
4 43 (20.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (20.19%) Knowledge Management
6 39 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 37 (17.79%) Project Management
8 34 (16.35%) Test Strategy
9 28 (13.46%) BDD
10 27 (12.98%) Test Management
10 27 (12.98%) Regression Testing
11 26 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 24 (11.54%) CRM
13 21 (10.10%) Scrum
14 19 (9.13%) TDD
14 19 (9.13%) Automated Testing
15 17 (8.17%) Waterfall
15 17 (8.17%) Functional Testing
16 16 (7.69%) Migration
16 16 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.60%) JavaScript
2 46 (22.12%) SQL
3 26 (12.50%) Java
4 14 (6.73%) C#
5 9 (4.33%) Python
6 8 (3.85%) VB
6 8 (3.85%) VBA
6 8 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.37%) Scala
7 7 (3.37%) Ruby
8 6 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.92%) PHP
9 4 (1.92%) C++
9 4 (1.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.48%) VBScript
10 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 148 (71.15%) ISEB
2 57 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 57 (27.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 52 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 35 (16.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 33 (15.87%) DV Cleared
6 19 (9.13%) Degree
7 7 (3.37%) MCITP
7 7 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.96%) PMP
10 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.48%) CBAP
11 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (20.67%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) GAAP
System Software
1 5 (2.40%) Nmap
2 3 (1.44%) NDS
Systems Management
1 60 (28.85%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.40%) Nessus
3 4 (1.92%) Puppet
3 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.92%) Ansible
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 77 (37.02%) HP
2 55 (26.44%) Oracle
3 44 (21.15%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.58%) Citrix
5 9 (4.33%) Cognos
6 8 (3.85%) Cisco
7 4 (1.92%) Reuters
7 4 (1.92%) IBM
7 4 (1.92%) ATG
7 4 (1.92%) hybris
8 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.96%) Sun
9 2 (0.96%) Murex
9 2 (0.96%) Siebel
9 2 (0.96%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.96%) SAP
9 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.96%) Northgate
9 2 (0.96%) Orchard
9 2 (0.96%) Vermilion
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