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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 328 344 323
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 87 86 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 2.29% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 58
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £480 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +8.10%
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
3797 3757 3804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.49% 14.95% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2503 2391 2279
Average daily rate £425 £415 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 85 143
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +30 24 £413 +16.19% 10
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 170 (73.59%) ISEB
2 101 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (35.06%) Oracle
4 76 (32.90%) HP
5 71 (30.74%) Finance
6 69 (29.87%) Test Scripting
6 69 (29.87%) HP Quality Center
7 68 (29.44%) Software Testing
8 66 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 54 (23.38%) Selenium
10 53 (22.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 46 (19.91%) Banking
13 44 (19.05%) Test Strategy
14 42 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 42 (18.18%) Test Automation
14 42 (18.18%) SQL
15 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
16 36 (15.58%) QA
17 35 (15.15%) .NET
18 34 (14.72%) DV Cleared
19 33 (14.29%) Linux
20 32 (13.85%) ASP.NET
20 32 (13.85%) Web Services
20 32 (13.85%) Scrum
20 32 (13.85%) Waterfall
21 31 (13.42%) Computer Science
21 31 (13.42%) HTML
21 31 (13.42%) Java
21 31 (13.42%) JavaScript

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) WordPress
3 1 (0.43%) Confluence
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
3 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (4.33%) MS Office
2 9 (3.90%) MS Project
3 8 (3.46%) MS Excel
4 6 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (12.99%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.30%) HFM
2 3 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.87%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.19%) SAN
2 11 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.90%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.73%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.73%) SSL
5 3 (1.30%) Internet
6 2 (0.87%) DVB
6 2 (0.87%) Firewall
6 2 (0.87%) DNS
6 2 (0.87%) Network Security
7 1 (0.43%) FTP
7 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.96%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.90%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (2.60%) Big Data
8 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.87%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.43%) QlikView
11 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (23.38%) Selenium
2 23 (9.96%) WebDriver
3 21 (9.09%) JIRA
4 18 (7.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (7.79%) Calabash
5 17 (7.36%) SoapUI
5 17 (7.36%) JMeter
6 16 (6.93%) LoadRunner
7 14 (6.06%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.46%) Rational Performance Tester
8 8 (3.46%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.60%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.60%) JBehave
10 5 (2.16%) Maven
11 4 (1.73%) Subversion
12 3 (1.30%) JUnit
12 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.30%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.30%) eggPlant
General
1 71 (30.74%) Finance
2 46 (19.91%) Banking
3 11 (4.76%) Retail
3 11 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.03%) Back Office
5 6 (2.60%) General Ledger
5 6 (2.60%) Legal
6 4 (1.73%) Games
7 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.43%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (36.80%) Analyst
2 84 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 53 (22.94%) Tester
4 34 (14.72%) Test Manager
5 29 (12.55%) Test Leader
6 19 (8.23%) Test Engineer
7 12 (5.19%) Performance Tester
8 10 (4.33%) Agile Test Analyst
9 8 (3.46%) Technical Test Analyst
9 8 (3.46%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (3.46%) Senior Tester
10 7 (3.03%) Test Consultant
10 7 (3.03%) Consultant
11 6 (2.60%) Developer
11 6 (2.60%) QA Tester
11 6 (2.60%) Test Automation Consultant
12 5 (2.16%) Automation Tester
12 5 (2.16%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (2.16%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (2.16%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.15%) .NET
2 32 (13.85%) ASP.NET
2 32 (13.85%) Web Services
3 31 (13.42%) HTML
4 26 (11.26%) JSP
5 20 (8.66%) XML
6 8 (3.46%) SOAP
7 7 (3.03%) XSLT
8 5 (2.16%) REST
9 3 (1.30%) JSON
9 3 (1.30%) Flash
9 3 (1.30%) Middleware
9 3 (1.30%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.30%) Cocoa Touch
10 2 (0.87%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.87%) Spring
10 2 (0.87%) Ajax
11 1 (0.43%) HTML5
11 1 (0.43%) CSS3
11 1 (0.43%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.42%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.96%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.33%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (3.46%) Social Network
4 8 (3.46%) Open Source
5 3 (1.30%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.30%) IPTV
5 3 (1.30%) Derivative
5 3 (1.30%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.87%) MPEG
6 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.87%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.87%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.87%) Streaming Video
6 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.87%) Equities
7 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.29%) Linux
2 26 (11.26%) UNIX
3 21 (9.09%) Solaris
4 15 (6.49%) Windows
5 10 (4.33%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.90%) Android
7 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.73%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.73%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (43.72%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.87%) Test Scripting
3 68 (29.44%) Software Testing
4 53 (22.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 44 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 42 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 32 (13.85%) Scrum
7 32 (13.85%) Waterfall
8 30 (12.99%) Project Management
9 28 (12.12%) Test Management
10 27 (11.69%) BDD
11 26 (11.26%) Knowledge Management
11 26 (11.26%) CRM
12 23 (9.96%) Functional Testing
13 22 (9.52%) Manual Testing
14 21 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 19 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (7.79%) Regression Testing
16 18 (7.79%) Automated Testing
16 18 (7.79%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.18%) SQL
2 31 (13.42%) Java
2 31 (13.42%) JavaScript
3 26 (11.26%) C#
4 10 (4.33%) VB
4 10 (4.33%) Python
5 7 (3.03%) Ruby
6 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.30%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.30%) C
6 3 (1.30%) Perl
6 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.87%) VBA
7 2 (0.87%) Scala
8 1 (0.43%) Groovy
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 170 (73.59%) ISEB
2 66 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 49 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 42 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 34 (14.72%) DV Cleared
6 27 (11.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 24 (10.39%) Degree
8 8 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.30%) MCITP
11 1 (0.43%) CCNA
11 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.43%) MOS
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.58%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.03%) NDS
2 4 (1.73%) Nmap
3 3 (1.30%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (29.87%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.73%) Nessus
3 3 (1.30%) SCCM
4 2 (0.87%) Puppet
4 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.87%) Ansible
Vendors
1 81 (35.06%) Oracle
2 76 (32.90%) HP
3 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.76%) Citrix
5 10 (4.33%) Cisco
6 8 (3.46%) ATG
7 7 (3.03%) hybris
7 7 (3.03%) Siebel
7 7 (3.03%) Informatica
8 6 (2.60%) JD Edwards
9 5 (2.16%) SAP
9 5 (2.16%) Cognos
10 4 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.30%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.87%) Sage
12 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.87%) Murex
12 2 (0.87%) Reuters
12 2 (0.87%) Vermilion
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