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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 253 302 306
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 163 103 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.22% 2.90% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 60 71
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
3859 3554 3709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.06% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 2383 2330
Average daily rate £450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 79
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 19 £338 -8.78% 7
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
Hayes - 1 £400 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 192 (67.84%) ISEB
2 114 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (35.34%) Finance
4 92 (32.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 88 (31.10%) SQL
6 85 (30.04%) Test Scripting
7 78 (27.56%) Software Testing
8 74 (26.15%) Microsoft
9 73 (25.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 71 (25.09%) HP Quality Center
11 64 (22.61%) JIRA
11 64 (22.61%) QA
12 63 (22.26%) Test Automation
13 61 (21.55%) Selenium
13 61 (21.55%) HP
14 57 (20.14%) Java
15 53 (18.73%) Automated Testing
15 53 (18.73%) BDD
16 52 (18.37%) Security Cleared
16 52 (18.37%) SQL Server
17 51 (18.02%) Oracle
17 51 (18.02%) Banking
18 44 (15.55%) Test Strategy
19 42 (14.84%) Defect Management
20 38 (13.43%) Functional Testing
20 38 (13.43%) .NET
20 38 (13.43%) C#
20 38 (13.43%) Scrum
21 37 (13.07%) Manual Testing
22 36 (12.72%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.77%) Confluence
2 5 (1.77%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.41%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.41%) LiveLink
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.41%) SAS
3 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (9.19%) MS Office
2 22 (7.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.41%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.71%) MS Project
7 1 (0.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (5.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.77%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.77%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.77%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.41%) TradeThru
4 3 (1.06%) SAP PM
4 3 (1.06%) Sonata
4 3 (1.06%) Tercero
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.71%) Endur
6 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) GitHub
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.77%) Intranet
2 4 (1.41%) Internet
3 3 (1.06%) Extranet
3 3 (1.06%) HTTP
3 3 (1.06%) LAN
3 3 (1.06%) WAN
3 3 (1.06%) WLAN
4 2 (0.71%) 2G
4 2 (0.71%) 3G
4 2 (0.71%) 4G
4 2 (0.71%) Broadband
4 2 (0.71%) FTP
4 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.35%) Firewall
5 1 (0.35%) VoIP
5 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.77%) GIS
5 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.06%) DB2
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.71%) Big Data
8 2 (0.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (0.71%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.35%) MySQL
9 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 64 (22.61%) JIRA
2 61 (21.55%) Selenium
3 35 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (10.25%) Cucumber
5 26 (9.19%) HP UFT
6 21 (7.42%) Git (software)
6 21 (7.42%) SoapUI
6 21 (7.42%) WebDriver
7 16 (5.65%) SpecFlow
7 16 (5.65%) Toad
8 15 (5.30%) Visual Studio
9 14 (4.95%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.95%) JMeter
9 14 (4.95%) LoadRunner
10 13 (4.59%) Eclipse
11 12 (4.24%) Capybara
12 7 (2.47%) Gerrit
13 6 (2.12%) Appium
13 6 (2.12%) MSTest
14 5 (1.77%) JUnit
General
1 100 (35.34%) Finance
2 51 (18.02%) Banking
3 25 (8.83%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.01%) Retail
5 6 (2.12%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.77%) Billing
6 5 (1.77%) Games
7 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Advertising
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
8 2 (0.71%) Legal
8 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) International Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 141 (49.82%) Analyst
2 135 (47.70%) Test Analyst
3 44 (15.55%) Tester
4 29 (10.25%) Test Leader
4 29 (10.25%) Test Manager
5 22 (7.77%) Test Engineer
6 16 (5.65%) Banking Analyst
6 16 (5.65%) Consultant
6 16 (5.65%) Test Consultant
7 15 (5.30%) Automation Analyst
8 14 (4.95%) Agile Test Analyst
8 14 (4.95%) Automation Test Analyst
9 12 (4.24%) QA Leader
9 12 (4.24%) Software Analyst
9 12 (4.24%) Software Test Analyst
9 12 (4.24%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (3.89%) Lead Tester
10 11 (3.89%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.53%) Senior Tester
11 10 (3.53%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.43%) .NET
2 23 (8.13%) XML
3 16 (5.65%) Web Services
4 15 (5.30%) SOAP
5 14 (4.95%) Gherkin
6 9 (3.18%) MSMQ
7 8 (2.83%) HTML
8 7 (2.47%) REST
8 7 (2.47%) WPF
9 4 (1.41%) Dojo
9 4 (1.41%) GWT
9 4 (1.41%) J2EE
9 4 (1.41%) JSF
10 3 (1.06%) Ajax
10 3 (1.06%) FIXML
10 3 (1.06%) FpML
11 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.95%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.89%) Derivative
4 7 (2.47%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.41%) MPEG
7 4 (1.41%) STB
8 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.71%) EPoS
9 2 (0.71%) IVR
9 2 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
9 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.95%) Windows
2 26 (9.19%) Linux
3 13 (4.59%) Unix
4 8 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.12%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.41%) Android
6 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (30.04%) Test Scripting
3 78 (27.56%) Software Testing
4 73 (25.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 63 (22.26%) Test Automation
6 53 (18.73%) Automated Testing
6 53 (18.73%) BDD
7 44 (15.55%) Test Strategy
8 42 (14.84%) Defect Management
9 38 (13.43%) Functional Testing
9 38 (13.43%) Scrum
10 37 (13.07%) Manual Testing
11 36 (12.72%) TDD
12 34 (12.01%) Regression Testing
13 33 (11.66%) SDLC
14 30 (10.60%) Automation Testing
14 30 (10.60%) Integration Testing
14 30 (10.60%) Test Management
14 30 (10.60%) Test Planning
15 29 (10.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.10%) SQL
2 57 (20.14%) Java
3 38 (13.43%) C#
4 19 (6.71%) Ruby
5 16 (5.65%) Python
6 14 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.24%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.47%) C
9 5 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.41%) VBScript
11 3 (1.06%) C++
11 3 (1.06%) Perl
12 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 192 (67.84%) ISEB
2 92 (32.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 52 (18.37%) Security Cleared
4 36 (12.72%) Degree
5 28 (9.89%) DV Cleared
6 11 (3.89%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.53%) CTC Cleared
7 10 (3.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (2.83%) PhD
9 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (22.61%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) GAAP
2 2 (0.71%) SDET
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.35%) FATCA
3 1 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 71 (25.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.06%) Puppet
3 2 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 61 (21.55%) HP
3 51 (18.02%) Oracle
4 22 (7.77%) Cognos
5 19 (6.71%) IBM
6 15 (5.30%) SAP
7 10 (3.53%) Sybase
8 6 (2.12%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.12%) Informatica
9 5 (1.77%) ATG
9 5 (1.77%) Citrix
9 5 (1.77%) hybris
9 5 (1.77%) Murex
9 5 (1.77%) Siebel
10 4 (1.41%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.41%) ESRI
10 4 (1.41%) OpenText
10 4 (1.41%) Reuters
10 4 (1.41%) Sophos
10 4 (1.41%) TIBCO
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