Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 273 295 245
Rank change year-on-year +22 -50 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 3 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.036% 0.044% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.30% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Central London median daily rate £439 £458 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +22.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £379 £367 £325
90th Percentile £485 £675 £441
London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - £115.00

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 1,180 1,337 1,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 14.10% 14.55% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 921 793
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £272
90th Percentile £676 £681 £675
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 68 26
Central London median hourly rate £22.06 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.94% - -14.14%
10th Percentile £11.13 £14.18 £13.33
90th Percentile £57.75 £32.53 £32.93
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +64.71% +1.19% +9.20%

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 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 17 August 2019. 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 +20 3 £439 -4.10%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
3 1 (33.33%) NeoLoad
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) TestRail
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NetSuite
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) NeoLoad
2 1 (33.33%) Ranorex
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) TestRail
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDET
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP