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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 345 293 329
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +36
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 82 131 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 3.45% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 82 66
Median daily rate £406 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
3529 3799 3936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.41% 16.84% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2291 2515 2734
Median daily rate £453 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 65 65
Median hourly rate £31.50 £21.98 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.34% +37.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.17 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -21 7 £475 +58.33% 10
Canary Wharf +4 2 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 119 (64.67%) ISEB
2 84 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (34.24%) Finance
3 63 (34.24%) Test Scripting
4 60 (32.61%) SQL
5 59 (32.07%) JIRA
6 50 (27.17%) QA
7 41 (22.28%) Software Testing
7 41 (22.28%) Test Automation
8 40 (21.74%) Java
9 35 (19.02%) Selenium
10 34 (18.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (16.30%) Banking
13 28 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (15.22%) Functional Testing
14 25 (13.59%) Non-Functional Testing
14 25 (13.59%) Defect Management
14 25 (13.59%) HP UFT
14 25 (13.59%) Windows
15 24 (13.04%) HP
15 24 (13.04%) Degree
15 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
16 23 (12.50%) Integration Testing
17 22 (11.96%) Test Management
17 22 (11.96%) Test Strategy
18 21 (11.41%) SDLC
18 21 (11.41%) Scrum
19 20 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (10.87%) Data Warehouse

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 11 (5.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (2.72%) Confluence
3 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (3.80%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.63%) Sonata
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.09%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.54%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) GitHub
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.35%) Wireshark
2 5 (2.72%) Intranet
3 3 (1.63%) 4G
3 3 (1.63%) LDAP
4 2 (1.09%) Firewall
4 2 (1.09%) HTTP
4 2 (1.09%) Internet
4 2 (1.09%) LAN
4 2 (1.09%) VPN
4 2 (1.09%) WAN
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) Network Security
5 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (7.07%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.63%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.54%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (0.54%) GIS
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 59 (32.07%) JIRA
2 35 (19.02%) Selenium
3 25 (13.59%) HP UFT
4 13 (7.07%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.98%) JMeter
5 11 (5.98%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.89%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.89%) NeoLoad
6 9 (4.89%) SoapUI
7 7 (3.80%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.80%) Maven
8 6 (3.26%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (3.26%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.72%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.72%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (2.17%) CasperJS
10 4 (2.17%) eggPlant
10 4 (2.17%) JBehave
10 4 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.63%) Bugzilla
General
1 63 (34.24%) Finance
2 30 (16.30%) Banking
3 18 (9.78%) Retail
4 14 (7.61%) Games
5 9 (4.89%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.26%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.26%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.17%) Front Office
8 3 (1.63%) Automotive
8 3 (1.63%) Back Office
8 3 (1.63%) Publishing
9 2 (1.09%) Billing
9 2 (1.09%) Law
9 2 (1.09%) Legal
9 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.54%) Advertising
10 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (41.30%) Analyst
2 69 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 33 (17.93%) Tester
4 25 (13.59%) Test Leader
5 21 (11.41%) Test Manager
6 16 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
7 15 (8.15%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (7.07%) Test Engineer
9 12 (6.52%) Service Analyst
10 11 (5.98%) Architect
11 10 (5.43%) Software Architect
11 10 (5.43%) SQL Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) Automation Tester
12 9 (4.89%) UAT Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) UAT Test Analyst
13 8 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
13 8 (4.35%) Integration Specialist
13 8 (4.35%) QA Analyst
13 8 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.33%) .NET
2 15 (8.15%) XML
3 10 (5.43%) Hibernate
3 10 (5.43%) J2EE
3 10 (5.43%) Spring
4 8 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.35%) JSON
4 8 (4.35%) RESTful
5 7 (3.80%) Apache Flex
5 7 (3.80%) BlazeDS
5 7 (3.80%) Spring MVC
5 7 (3.80%) XSL
5 7 (3.80%) XSLT
6 6 (3.26%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.26%) Web Services
7 5 (2.72%) SOAP
8 4 (2.17%) REST
9 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.63%) SAP CO-PA
9 3 (1.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.98%) EPoS
4 7 (3.80%) Equities
5 6 (3.26%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.72%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.63%) Derivative
7 3 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.63%) User Experience
8 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.09%) CMDB
8 2 (1.09%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.09%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.59%) Windows
2 14 (7.61%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.07%) Linux
4 9 (4.89%) Unix
5 6 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.72%) Android
7 4 (2.17%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (34.24%) Test Scripting
3 41 (22.28%) Software Testing
3 41 (22.28%) Test Automation
4 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (15.22%) Functional Testing
6 25 (13.59%) Defect Management
6 25 (13.59%) Non-Functional Testing
7 23 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 22 (11.96%) Test Management
8 22 (11.96%) Test Strategy
9 21 (11.41%) Scrum
9 21 (11.41%) SDLC
10 20 (10.87%) Automation Testing
10 20 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (10.33%) BDD
11 19 (10.33%) Test Planning
12 15 (8.15%) Regression Testing
13 14 (7.61%) ETL
13 14 (7.61%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.61%) SQL
2 40 (21.74%) Java
3 10 (5.43%) PL/SQL
4 9 (4.89%) C#
5 8 (4.35%) C
6 7 (3.80%) ActionScript
6 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.26%) Python
8 5 (2.72%) PHP
9 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.63%) VBScript
10 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.54%) VB
11 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (64.67%) ISEB
2 34 (18.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (13.04%) Degree
3 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 19 (10.33%) DV Cleared
5 12 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.17%) PhD
7 3 (1.63%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (27.17%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.63%) SDET
4 1 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.54%) EMIR
4 1 (0.54%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.17%) XenApp
2 4 (2.17%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (15.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.72%) Graphite
2 5 (2.72%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (13.04%) HP
2 17 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.15%) Oracle
4 14 (7.61%) Sybase
5 13 (7.07%) IBM
6 9 (4.89%) SAP
7 8 (4.35%) AppDynamics
7 8 (4.35%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.80%) Adobe
9 3 (1.63%) Remedy
9 3 (1.63%) Thunderhead
10 2 (1.09%) Cognos
10 2 (1.09%) Google
10 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.54%) hybris
11 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.54%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.54%) Siebel
11 1 (0.54%) Tableau
11 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
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