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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 315 315 327
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 119 109 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 2.87% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 49 65
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £628 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
3693 3793 3789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.34% 15.60% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2445 2450 2382
Average daily rate £430 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 104
Average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +5 22 £394 -7.35% 4
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 170 (80.57%) ISEB
2 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (34.12%) SQL
4 69 (32.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (29.86%) HP Quality Center
5 63 (29.86%) Software Testing
6 61 (28.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 57 (27.01%) Test Scripting
8 54 (25.59%) Finance
9 52 (24.64%) QA
9 52 (24.64%) HP
10 46 (21.80%) Test Automation
11 45 (21.33%) Java
12 44 (20.85%) Regression Testing
13 42 (19.91%) JIRA
14 40 (18.96%) Banking
14 40 (18.96%) Test Strategy
15 37 (17.54%) Degree
16 31 (14.69%) Selenium
17 30 (14.22%) Microsoft
18 28 (13.27%) Oracle
19 27 (12.80%) Security Cleared
20 26 (12.32%) .NET
20 26 (12.32%) Performance Testing
21 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (11.85%) Test Planning
22 24 (11.37%) Scrum
22 24 (11.37%) MS Office
23 23 (10.90%) Test Management
24 21 (9.95%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (5.21%) CMS
2 6 (2.84%) LiveLink
2 6 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.42%) IIS
4 3 (1.42%) Confluence
5 2 (0.95%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (11.37%) MS Office
2 19 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.42%) SAP ERP
2 3 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.42%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.95%) MultiFonds
3 2 (0.95%) Endur
3 2 (0.95%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) ATM
1 6 (2.84%) LAN
1 6 (2.84%) WAN
2 5 (2.37%) WLAN
3 2 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.47%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) 3G
4 1 (0.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.47%) 2G
4 1 (0.47%) RTSP
4 1 (0.47%) 4G
4 1 (0.47%) HTTP
4 1 (0.47%) VoIP
4 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.47%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (6.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.79%) MySQL
4 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.42%) Big Data
6 3 (1.42%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) DB2
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (19.91%) JIRA
2 31 (14.69%) Selenium
3 17 (8.06%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.58%) WebDriver
5 13 (6.16%) HP UFT
6 11 (5.21%) JUnit
7 10 (4.74%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.27%) JMeter
9 8 (3.79%) LoadRunner
9 8 (3.79%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.32%) PowerBuilder
11 6 (2.84%) Toad
12 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.37%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.42%) Facilita Forecast
13 3 (1.42%) TestDirector
13 3 (1.42%) NUnit
14 2 (0.95%) FitNesse
14 2 (0.95%) ClearQuest
General
1 54 (25.59%) Finance
2 40 (18.96%) Banking
3 16 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.11%) General Ledger
4 15 (7.11%) Retail
5 12 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.27%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (2.84%) Billing
8 3 (1.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.47%) Front Office
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (44.08%) Analyst
2 88 (41.71%) Test Analyst
3 44 (20.85%) Tester
4 36 (17.06%) Test Manager
5 24 (11.37%) Test Leader
6 9 (4.27%) Manual Tester
7 8 (3.79%) Junior Tester
7 8 (3.79%) Junior
8 7 (3.32%) Consultant
8 7 (3.32%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.32%) Lead Test Analyst
9 6 (2.84%) QA Analyst
9 6 (2.84%) SAP Test Analyst
9 6 (2.84%) SAP Analyst
9 6 (2.84%) Test Consultant
10 5 (2.37%) Developer
10 5 (2.37%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.37%) Functional Tester
10 5 (2.37%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (2.37%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.32%) .NET
2 12 (5.69%) SOAP
3 10 (4.74%) XML
4 8 (3.79%) Web Services
5 6 (2.84%) REST
6 4 (1.90%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.90%) HTML
7 2 (0.95%) CSS
7 2 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.95%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.95%) CGI
8 1 (0.47%) Middleware
8 1 (0.47%) FIXML
8 1 (0.47%) FpML
8 1 (0.47%) WinForms
8 1 (0.47%) JSON
8 1 (0.47%) WCF
8 1 (0.47%) WPF
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.69%) SWIFT
4 8 (3.79%) MPEG
4 8 (3.79%) STB
5 7 (3.32%) Derivative
5 7 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.84%) Equities
6 6 (2.84%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.90%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.90%) IVR
7 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.42%) PKI
9 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.95%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.95%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.06%) UNIX
2 15 (7.11%) Windows
3 7 (3.32%) Linux
4 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.42%) Android
6 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (29.86%) Software Testing
3 61 (28.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 57 (27.01%) Test Scripting
5 46 (21.80%) Test Automation
6 44 (20.85%) Regression Testing
7 40 (18.96%) Test Strategy
8 26 (12.32%) Performance Testing
9 25 (11.85%) Test Planning
10 24 (11.37%) Scrum
11 23 (10.90%) Test Management
12 20 (9.48%) Integration Testing
13 18 (8.53%) Automated Testing
14 17 (8.06%) Waterfall
15 16 (7.58%) SDLC
15 16 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (7.58%) System Testing
15 16 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (7.11%) V-Model
17 14 (6.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.12%) SQL
2 45 (21.33%) Java
3 21 (9.95%) C#
4 9 (4.27%) VBScript
5 8 (3.79%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.32%) PHP
7 5 (2.37%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.37%) Ruby
7 5 (2.37%) C
8 4 (1.90%) Python
8 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.42%) VB
10 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.47%) ABAP
11 1 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 170 (80.57%) ISEB
2 69 (32.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 37 (17.54%) Degree
4 27 (12.80%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.06%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.42%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) CSQA
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (24.64%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) FATCA
3 1 (0.47%) COREP
3 1 (0.47%) FINREP
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 63 (29.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 52 (24.64%) HP
2 30 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.27%) Oracle
4 13 (6.16%) SAP
5 7 (3.32%) Remedy
5 7 (3.32%) OpenText
6 6 (2.84%) Capita
6 6 (2.84%) Wall Street Systems
6 6 (2.84%) IBM
7 5 (2.37%) Cognos
8 4 (1.90%) Avaya
8 4 (1.90%) Genesys
8 4 (1.90%) Verint
9 3 (1.42%) Tableau
9 3 (1.42%) Vertica
9 3 (1.42%) Informatica
9 3 (1.42%) Netezza
9 3 (1.42%) Greenplum
9 3 (1.42%) Teradata
10 2 (0.95%) OpenLink
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