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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 317 317 274
Rank change year-on-year
0 -43
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 120 107 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.48% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.97% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 58 114
Median daily rate £400 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
3845 3600 3822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.87% 16.00% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2318 2596
Median daily rate £450 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £570 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 85 122
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.77% -5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +51 25 £425 -2.85% 4
Hayes - 4 £425 -
Bromley - 1 £500 - 1
Croydon - 1 £275 -
Teddington - 1 £275 -
Osterley - 1 £275 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 197 (70.11%) ISEB
2 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (40.21%) Finance
4 92 (32.74%) SQL
5 89 (31.67%) Test Scripting
6 84 (29.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 77 (27.40%) Software Testing
8 75 (26.69%) QA
9 72 (25.62%) Microsoft
10 69 (24.56%) Security Cleared
11 67 (23.84%) HP
12 66 (23.49%) HP Quality Center
13 62 (22.06%) JIRA
14 59 (21.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 58 (20.64%) SQL Server
16 57 (20.28%) Banking
17 52 (18.51%) Oracle
18 51 (18.15%) Selenium
19 50 (17.79%) Automated Testing
20 48 (17.08%) Java
21 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
22 45 (16.01%) Defect Management
23 40 (14.23%) Functional Testing
23 40 (14.23%) Non-Functional Testing
24 38 (13.52%) BDD
24 38 (13.52%) Test Strategy
25 35 (12.46%) Integration Testing
26 34 (12.10%) .NET
26 34 (12.10%) HP UFT
27 33 (11.74%) Business Intelligence

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 30 (10.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.78%) SAS
3 4 (1.42%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.42%) Confluence
3 4 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (11.03%) MS Office
2 26 (9.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.78%) MS Project
5 4 (1.42%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (7.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 6 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (1.42%) TradeThru
5 3 (1.07%) Sonata
5 3 (1.07%) Tercero
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.36%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.71%) GitHub
3 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.78%) Intranet
2 4 (1.42%) HTTP
2 4 (1.42%) Internet
3 3 (1.07%) Extranet
4 1 (0.36%) VLAN
4 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.56%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.49%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (1.42%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (1.42%) GIS
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.07%) Big Data
8 2 (0.71%) HPCC
8 2 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.36%) QlikView
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (22.06%) JIRA
2 51 (18.15%) Selenium
3 34 (12.10%) HP UFT
4 23 (8.19%) LoadRunner
5 20 (7.12%) Cucumber
5 20 (7.12%) Toad
6 19 (6.76%) JMeter
6 19 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (6.41%) WebDriver
8 12 (4.27%) SoapUI
9 10 (3.56%) Eclipse
9 10 (3.56%) Git (software)
10 8 (2.85%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.49%) Capybara
11 7 (2.49%) Jenkins
12 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.78%) MSTest
13 5 (1.78%) Selenium IDE
13 5 (1.78%) Zephyr
General
1 113 (40.21%) Finance
2 57 (20.28%) Banking
3 23 (8.19%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.41%) Retail
5 8 (2.85%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.14%) Games
6 6 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Legal
8 3 (1.07%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) International Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (47.69%) Analyst
2 124 (44.13%) Test Analyst
3 34 (12.10%) Tester
4 29 (10.32%) Test Engineer
4 29 (10.32%) Test Manager
5 26 (9.25%) Test Leader
6 18 (6.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 17 (6.05%) Financial Analyst
7 17 (6.05%) QA Leader
7 17 (6.05%) Software Analyst
7 17 (6.05%) Software Test Analyst
8 16 (5.69%) Agile Test Analyst
8 16 (5.69%) QA Analyst
8 16 (5.69%) SQL Analyst
9 15 (5.34%) Banking Analyst
10 12 (4.27%) Lead Tester
10 12 (4.27%) QA Test Analyst
10 12 (4.27%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.91%) Consultant
11 11 (3.91%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.10%) .NET
2 23 (8.19%) XML
3 13 (4.63%) SOAP
3 13 (4.63%) Web Services
4 11 (3.91%) MSMQ
5 10 (3.56%) HTML
6 8 (2.85%) WPF
7 7 (2.49%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.14%) REST
9 4 (1.42%) Dojo
9 4 (1.42%) GWT
9 4 (1.42%) J2EE
9 4 (1.42%) JSF
10 3 (1.07%) Ajax
11 1 (0.36%) EDI
11 1 (0.36%) FIXML
11 1 (0.36%) FpML
11 1 (0.36%) Java EE
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.49%) Computer Science
2 7 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (2.49%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.14%) Derivative
4 4 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.42%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.07%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.07%) NHS
5 3 (1.07%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.71%) EPoS
6 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.71%) MPEG
6 2 (0.71%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.71%) STB
6 2 (0.71%) User Experience
7 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.96%) Linux
2 25 (8.90%) Windows
3 9 (3.20%) Unix
4 6 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.71%) Android
6 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (40.57%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (31.67%) Test Scripting
3 77 (27.40%) Software Testing
4 59 (21.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 50 (17.79%) Automated Testing
6 46 (16.37%) Test Automation
7 45 (16.01%) Defect Management
8 40 (14.23%) Functional Testing
8 40 (14.23%) Non-Functional Testing
9 38 (13.52%) BDD
9 38 (13.52%) Test Strategy
10 35 (12.46%) Integration Testing
11 33 (11.74%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (11.03%) Manual Testing
13 30 (10.68%) SDLC
13 30 (10.68%) System Integration Testing
14 29 (10.32%) Automation Testing
14 29 (10.32%) Scrum
14 29 (10.32%) Test Planning
15 28 (9.96%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (32.74%) SQL
2 48 (17.08%) Java
3 24 (8.54%) C#
3 24 (8.54%) JavaScript
4 23 (8.19%) Python
5 13 (4.63%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.56%) Ruby
7 9 (3.20%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.14%) Perl
8 6 (2.14%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.42%) C
10 3 (1.07%) VBScript
11 2 (0.71%) C++
11 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 197 (70.11%) ISEB
2 84 (29.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 69 (24.56%) Security Cleared
4 33 (11.74%) DV Cleared
5 24 (8.54%) Degree
6 18 (6.41%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.34%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (3.56%) PhD
9 6 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (26.69%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (0.71%) GAAP
3 1 (0.36%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
3 1 (0.36%) FINREP
3 1 (0.36%) MiFID
3 1 (0.36%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 66 (23.49%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (25.62%) Microsoft
2 67 (23.84%) HP
3 52 (18.51%) Oracle
4 32 (11.39%) Cognos
5 21 (7.47%) IBM
6 11 (3.91%) Sybase
7 9 (3.20%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.14%) Citrix
9 5 (1.78%) Siebel
10 4 (1.42%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.42%) ESRI
10 4 (1.42%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.42%) Google
10 4 (1.42%) Lumension
10 4 (1.42%) Reuters
10 4 (1.42%) Sophos
10 4 (1.42%) Sun
11 3 (1.07%) Avaloq
11 3 (1.07%) Calypso
11 3 (1.07%) Murex
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