Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
London > Central London
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 284 272
Rank change year-on-year +74 -12 -29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.15% 0.022% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.15% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Central London median daily rate £293 £316 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% -29.72% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £307 £365
90th Percentile £530 £329 £515
London median daily rate £293 £325 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% -18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £39.50 -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 919 1,316 1,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 15.63% 14.66% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 898 911
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £285 £256 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 34
Central London median hourly rate £24.12 £18.70 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.98% -15.98% +25.80%
10th Percentile £18.72 £12.70 £16.89
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.50 £63.38
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +33.33% -2.17%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Central London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Central London region over the 6 months to 27 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +76 6 £384 +21.34%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Confluence
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Power Platform
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) Power BI

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 2 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Power Platform
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) eggPlant
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) GoCD
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (11.11%) Postman
4 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (11.11%) SilkTest
4 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XBRL
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) Demand Management
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP