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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / London
Rank 339 248 292
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +44
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 66 164 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 4.17% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 99 63
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
3264 3929 3634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.85% 18.63% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2698 2410
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 84
Median hourly rate £26.19 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -13 6 £313 -10.71% 7
Bromley - 2 £425 -
Canary Wharf +1 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 96 (63.16%) ISEB
2 70 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (31.58%) SQL
3 48 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 46 (30.26%) Finance
5 44 (28.95%) JIRA
6 34 (22.37%) Software Testing
7 30 (19.74%) Banking
7 30 (19.74%) QA
8 28 (18.42%) Selenium
9 27 (17.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (17.76%) Test Automation
9 27 (17.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (17.11%) Java
11 24 (15.79%) Test Management
11 24 (15.79%) Functional Testing
12 23 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (15.13%) Integration Testing
13 22 (14.47%) Defect Management
14 20 (13.16%) HP UFT
15 19 (12.50%) XML
15 19 (12.50%) ITIL
15 19 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (11.84%) Test Strategy
16 18 (11.84%) Windows
17 17 (11.18%) Oracle
17 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 16 (10.53%) Jenkins
18 16 (10.53%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.29%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
2 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.97%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.32%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.66%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.66%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.66%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.66%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) GitHub
2 3 (1.97%) Office 365
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Intranet
2 4 (2.63%) LDAP
3 3 (1.97%) 4G
3 3 (1.97%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.32%) HTTP
4 2 (1.32%) LAN
4 2 (1.32%) VPN
4 2 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.66%) DNS
5 1 (0.66%) Firewall
5 1 (0.66%) Internet
5 1 (0.66%) SSH
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.63%) GIS
2 4 (2.63%) SAP BW
2 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.97%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.66%) Big Data
4 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (28.95%) JIRA
2 28 (18.42%) Selenium
3 20 (13.16%) HP UFT
4 16 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.21%) Git (software)
6 11 (7.24%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.61%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.61%) TestRail
7 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
8 6 (3.95%) JMeter
8 6 (3.95%) Maven
8 6 (3.95%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (3.95%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.29%) Appium
9 5 (3.29%) Hudson
9 5 (3.29%) Mercurial
9 5 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.29%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.29%) Zephyr
10 4 (2.63%) CasperJS
General
1 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 30 (19.74%) Banking
3 12 (7.89%) Retail
4 9 (5.92%) Games
5 8 (5.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.97%) Advertising
6 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.97%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.32%) Electronics
7 2 (1.32%) Front Office
7 2 (1.32%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.66%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.66%) iGaming
8 1 (0.66%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (32.89%) Analyst
2 45 (29.61%) Test Analyst
3 35 (23.03%) Tester
4 26 (17.11%) Test Manager
5 16 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 14 (9.21%) Automation Test Analyst
7 13 (8.55%) Automation Tester
8 12 (7.89%) Architect
9 11 (7.24%) Software Architect
9 11 (7.24%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Java Architect
10 7 (4.61%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.95%) Developer
11 6 (3.95%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.95%) Java Software Architect
11 6 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (3.95%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (3.29%) Developer in Test
12 5 (3.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.50%) XML
2 15 (9.87%) .NET
3 14 (9.21%) J2EE
4 12 (7.89%) RESTful
4 12 (7.89%) Web Services
5 11 (7.24%) Hibernate
5 11 (7.24%) Spring
6 8 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.26%) JSON
7 7 (4.61%) Apache Flex
7 7 (4.61%) BlazeDS
7 7 (4.61%) SOAP
7 7 (4.61%) Spring MVC
7 7 (4.61%) XSL
7 7 (4.61%) XSLT
8 5 (3.29%) HTML
9 4 (2.63%) CSS
9 4 (2.63%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.63%) Struts
10 3 (1.97%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) Equities
4 3 (1.97%) Derivative
4 3 (1.97%) EPoS
4 3 (1.97%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (1.97%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.97%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.97%) User Experience
5 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.32%) Online Gambling
5 2 (1.32%) Online Games
5 2 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.66%) Contactless
6 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.84%) Windows
2 14 (9.21%) Unix
3 12 (7.89%) Linux
4 8 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 34 (22.37%) Software Testing
4 27 (17.76%) Test Automation
4 27 (17.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 24 (15.79%) Test Management
6 23 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (15.13%) Integration Testing
7 22 (14.47%) Defect Management
8 19 (12.50%) ITIL
9 18 (11.84%) Test Strategy
10 16 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (10.53%) Validation
11 15 (9.87%) Automated Testing
11 15 (9.87%) BDD
11 15 (9.87%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (8.55%) ETL
12 13 (8.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.58%) SQL
2 26 (17.11%) Java
3 12 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.24%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.92%) C#
6 7 (4.61%) ActionScript
7 6 (3.95%) C
8 2 (1.32%) PHP
8 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.32%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) Python
9 1 (0.66%) Ruby
9 1 (0.66%) Scala
9 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (63.16%) ISEB
2 27 (17.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.55%) Degree
6 10 (6.58%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.63%) PhD
8 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.74%) QA
2 4 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.97%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.97%) SDET
4 2 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.32%) EMIR
4 2 (1.32%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) XenApp
1 4 (2.63%) XenDesktop
2 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Graphite
2 2 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Oracle
2 15 (9.87%) HP
2 15 (9.87%) Sybase
3 14 (9.21%) IBM
3 14 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.92%) SAP
5 7 (4.61%) Adobe
6 6 (3.95%) AppDynamics
7 5 (3.29%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.97%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.32%) Google
9 2 (1.32%) Informatica
9 2 (1.32%) Splunk
10 1 (0.66%) BMC
10 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.66%) Cognos
10 1 (0.66%) hybris
10 1 (0.66%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.66%) Siebel
10 1 (0.66%) WorldPay
London
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