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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 336 337 325
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 97 99 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.71% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 50
Median daily rate £350 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £189 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
3855 3653 3733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.41% 15.46% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2600 2399 2412
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 95 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.17 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.17 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +40 9 £338 -18.18% 6
Bromley - 3 £500 -
Croydon - 1 £270 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 160 (72.07%) ISEB
2 95 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (42.34%) Finance
4 69 (31.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 67 (30.18%) JIRA
6 66 (29.73%) Software Testing
6 66 (29.73%) SQL
7 60 (27.03%) Test Scripting
8 58 (26.13%) QA
9 51 (22.97%) Security Cleared
10 48 (21.62%) HP
11 47 (21.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (19.37%) Selenium
12 43 (19.37%) HP Quality Center
13 41 (18.47%) Java
14 39 (17.57%) Microsoft
14 39 (17.57%) SDLC
15 38 (17.12%) Test Automation
16 37 (16.67%) Defect Management
17 36 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
18 35 (15.77%) Functional Testing
19 33 (14.86%) SQL Server
19 33 (14.86%) Banking
20 28 (12.61%) Integration Testing
20 28 (12.61%) Test Management
20 28 (12.61%) Oracle
20 28 (12.61%) Test Strategy
20 28 (12.61%) BDD
21 27 (12.16%) Test Planning
21 27 (12.16%) Regression Testing

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 17 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.35%) Confluence
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.66%) MS Office
3 8 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.80%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) Mingle
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.35%) Sonata
4 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.45%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.45%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.25%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.35%) Firewall
2 3 (1.35%) HTTP
3 2 (0.90%) DNS
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.90%) Big Data
6 2 (0.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.90%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.90%) HPCC
6 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.90%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.45%) MySQL
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.45%) QlikView
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (30.18%) JIRA
2 43 (19.37%) Selenium
3 23 (10.36%) HP UFT
4 21 (9.46%) JMeter
4 21 (9.46%) WebDriver
5 20 (9.01%) LoadRunner
6 14 (6.31%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.05%) Selenium IDE
7 9 (4.05%) Toad
8 8 (3.60%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.25%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.25%) Zephyr
10 4 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.80%) Burp Suite
10 4 (1.80%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.80%) NeoLoad
10 4 (1.80%) Protractor
10 4 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.35%) JBehave
11 3 (1.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 94 (42.34%) Finance
2 33 (14.86%) Banking
3 12 (5.41%) Retail
4 7 (3.15%) Legal
4 7 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.25%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.80%) Games
7 4 (1.80%) Publishing
8 3 (1.35%) Back Office
8 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 2 (0.90%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.45%) International Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (46.40%) Analyst
2 91 (40.99%) Test Analyst
3 34 (15.32%) Test Manager
4 26 (11.71%) Tester
5 25 (11.26%) Financial Analyst
6 22 (9.91%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.66%) Test Engineer
8 16 (7.21%) QA Analyst
8 16 (7.21%) Service Analyst
9 15 (6.76%) Automation Test Analyst
10 14 (6.31%) Digital Analyst
11 11 (4.95%) QA Leader
11 11 (4.95%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) ETL Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) UAT Analyst
12 10 (4.50%) UAT Test Analyst
13 9 (4.05%) Excel Analyst
13 9 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (3.60%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.21%) .NET
2 8 (3.60%) REST
2 8 (3.60%) SOAP
2 8 (3.60%) XML
3 7 (3.15%) HTML
4 6 (2.70%) Web Services
5 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.35%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.35%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.90%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.90%) Java EE
7 2 (0.90%) Middleware
7 2 (0.90%) WPF
8 1 (0.45%) ADO
8 1 (0.45%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) EDI
8 1 (0.45%) ODBC
8 1 (0.45%) RESTful
8 1 (0.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.70%) Derivative
3 6 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.25%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.80%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.80%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.90%) CMDB
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) Equities
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.90%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.45%) EPoS
8 1 (0.45%) MPEG
8 1 (0.45%) STB
8 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.56%) Windows
2 17 (7.66%) Linux
3 9 (4.05%) Unix
4 7 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.25%) Android
5 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (29.73%) Software Testing
3 60 (27.03%) Test Scripting
4 47 (21.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (17.57%) SDLC
6 38 (17.12%) Test Automation
7 37 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 36 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 35 (15.77%) Functional Testing
10 28 (12.61%) BDD
10 28 (12.61%) Integration Testing
10 28 (12.61%) Test Management
10 28 (12.61%) Test Strategy
11 27 (12.16%) Regression Testing
11 27 (12.16%) Test Planning
12 24 (10.81%) Automation Testing
13 23 (10.36%) Automated Testing
13 23 (10.36%) Exploratory Testing
14 21 (9.46%) Manual Testing
15 20 (9.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 66 (29.73%) SQL
2 41 (18.47%) Java
3 17 (7.66%) Python
4 15 (6.76%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.86%) C#
6 8 (3.60%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.15%) VBScript
8 5 (2.25%) Perl
9 4 (1.80%) VBA
10 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.35%) PHP
11 2 (0.90%) C
11 2 (0.90%) VB
12 1 (0.45%) C++
12 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (72.07%) ISEB
2 69 (31.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (22.97%) Security Cleared
4 27 (12.16%) Degree
5 25 (11.26%) DV Cleared
6 16 (7.21%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.60%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.35%) PhD
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (26.13%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.45%) EMIR
3 1 (0.45%) FINREP
3 1 (0.45%) GAAP
3 1 (0.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (19.37%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.70%) Puppet
3 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (21.62%) HP
2 39 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 28 (12.61%) Oracle
4 19 (8.56%) Cognos
5 11 (4.95%) IBM
6 10 (4.50%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.15%) SAP
8 3 (1.35%) Reuters
8 3 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.35%) Sybase
8 3 (1.35%) Thunderhead
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix
9 2 (0.90%) CODA
9 2 (0.90%) Siebel
10 1 (0.45%) ATG
10 1 (0.45%) Informatica
10 1 (0.45%) Remedy
10 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.45%) Sun
10 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
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