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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 331 321 354
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +33
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 106 117 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 3.18% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 71 40
Median daily rate £406 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
4026 3681 3853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.80% 15.73% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2461 2541
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 80
Median hourly rate £17.93 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.66 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +7 11 £463 +36.02% 2
Harrow - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 £270 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 137 (69.19%) ISEB
2 92 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (39.90%) Finance
4 67 (33.84%) JIRA
5 61 (30.81%) QA
6 60 (30.30%) SQL
7 58 (29.29%) Test Scripting
8 55 (27.78%) Software Testing
9 49 (24.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 45 (22.73%) Selenium
11 44 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 40 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (19.70%) Java
13 39 (19.70%) Security Cleared
14 32 (16.16%) Functional Testing
15 31 (15.66%) Defect Management
15 31 (15.66%) HP
16 30 (15.15%) Banking
16 30 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
16 30 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
17 28 (14.14%) HP UFT
18 27 (13.64%) Regression Testing
18 27 (13.64%) SDLC
19 26 (13.13%) Degree
19 26 (13.13%) Test Management
20 24 (12.12%) Test Planning
21 23 (11.62%) Microsoft
22 22 (11.11%) Scrum
22 22 (11.11%) BDD
22 22 (11.11%) DV Cleared

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 7 (3.54%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.03%) Confluence
3 2 (1.01%) Apache
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.54%) MS Office
4 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.01%) MS Project
6 1 (0.51%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Sonata
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.51%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.05%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.52%) Firewall
2 3 (1.52%) HTTP
2 3 (1.52%) LDAP
3 2 (1.01%) 4G
3 2 (1.01%) DNS
3 2 (1.01%) Intranet
3 2 (1.01%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) LAN
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.01%) Big Data
3 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.01%) HPCC
3 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.01%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.51%) Cognos Query Studio
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 67 (33.84%) JIRA
2 45 (22.73%) Selenium
3 28 (14.14%) HP UFT
4 20 (10.10%) JMeter
5 19 (9.60%) WebDriver
6 12 (6.06%) LoadRunner
7 11 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 11 (5.56%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.54%) NeoLoad
8 7 (3.54%) Selenium IDE
9 6 (3.03%) Zephyr
10 5 (2.53%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.53%) JBehave
11 4 (2.02%) Burp Suite
11 4 (2.02%) CasperJS
11 4 (2.02%) Maven
11 4 (2.02%) Protractor
11 4 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 79 (39.90%) Finance
2 30 (15.15%) Banking
3 14 (7.07%) Retail
4 11 (5.56%) Games
5 9 (4.55%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.54%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.02%) Front Office
8 4 (2.02%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.52%) Automotive
9 3 (1.52%) Back Office
9 3 (1.52%) Legal
9 3 (1.52%) Publishing
10 2 (1.01%) Billing
10 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (43.43%) Analyst
2 75 (37.88%) Test Analyst
3 28 (14.14%) Test Leader
4 27 (13.64%) Financial Analyst
5 26 (13.13%) Tester
6 25 (12.63%) Test Manager
7 17 (8.59%) Service Analyst
8 16 (8.08%) QA Analyst
9 15 (7.58%) Test Engineer
10 14 (7.07%) Automation Test Analyst
11 9 (4.55%) QA Leader
12 8 (4.04%) Applications Specialist
12 8 (4.04%) Integration Specialist
12 8 (4.04%) Manual Test Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) UAT Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) UAT Test Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Digital Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.08%) .NET
2 7 (3.54%) REST
3 6 (3.03%) XML
4 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.02%) SOAP
4 4 (2.02%) Web Services
5 3 (1.52%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.52%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.52%) HTML
5 3 (1.52%) J2EE
5 3 (1.52%) Spring
5 3 (1.52%) Struts
6 2 (1.01%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.01%) Java EE
6 2 (1.01%) Middleware
7 1 (0.51%) ADO
7 1 (0.51%) CSS
7 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.51%) ODBC
7 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.55%) EPoS
3 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.54%) Equities
4 5 (2.53%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.53%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.02%) Derivative
6 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.01%) CMDB
6 2 (1.01%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.01%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.61%) Windows
2 15 (7.58%) Linux
3 13 (6.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.54%) Unix
5 5 (2.53%) Android
5 5 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.29%) Test Scripting
3 55 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 44 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 40 (20.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (16.16%) Functional Testing
7 31 (15.66%) Defect Management
8 30 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
9 27 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 27 (13.64%) SDLC
10 26 (13.13%) Test Management
11 24 (12.12%) Test Planning
12 22 (11.11%) BDD
12 22 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
12 22 (11.11%) Scrum
13 21 (10.61%) Automation Testing
13 21 (10.61%) Integration Testing
13 21 (10.61%) Test Strategy
14 15 (7.58%) Manual Testing
14 15 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.30%) SQL
2 39 (19.70%) Java
3 13 (6.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.06%) Python
5 9 (4.55%) C#
6 7 (3.54%) C
6 7 (3.54%) VBScript
7 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.02%) VBA
8 3 (1.52%) PHP
9 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.01%) Perl
9 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.01%) VB
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (69.19%) ISEB
2 49 (24.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 39 (19.70%) Security Cleared
4 26 (13.13%) Degree
5 22 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 12 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (2.02%) PhD
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (30.81%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.02%) Puppet
3 3 (1.52%) Graphite
3 3 (1.52%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (15.66%) HP
2 23 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.58%) Oracle
4 11 (5.56%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.04%) SAP
6 7 (3.54%) IBM
6 7 (3.54%) Sybase
7 6 (3.03%) Cognos
8 5 (2.53%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.52%) Remedy
9 3 (1.52%) Reuters
9 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.52%) Thunderhead
10 2 (1.01%) Google
11 1 (0.51%) ATG
11 1 (0.51%) CODA
11 1 (0.51%) Informatica
11 1 (0.51%) OpenText
11 1 (0.51%) Siebel
11 1 (0.51%) TIBCO
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