Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
London > Central London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 147 252 250
Rank change year-on-year +105 -2 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 27 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.44% 0.32% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 2.23% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 35
Median daily rate £500 £481 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £350
90th Percentile £580 £538 £681
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB 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 631 1,210 1,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 16.25% 14.26% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 805 925
Median daily rate £495 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £270
90th Percentile £638 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 52
Median hourly rate £33.75 £21.18 £19.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.35% +10.89% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.25 £14.79
90th Percentile £52.25 £45.60 £53.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -14.00%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Central London

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Central London.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB in Central London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in Central London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Central London

ISTQB
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 within the Central London region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +87 14 £475 +8.57%
ISTQB
London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (70.59%) Selenium
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle
4 9 (52.94%) Java
4 9 (52.94%) ISEB
4 9 (52.94%) Finance
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) C#
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) JIRA
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
6 6 (35.29%) DevOps
6 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) AWS
8 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (23.53%) QA
8 4 (23.53%) Confluence
8 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
8 4 (23.53%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (23.53%) C
8 4 (23.53%) OOP
8 4 (23.53%) OO
8 4 (23.53%) Google

ISTQB
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 4 (23.53%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Anypoint
3 1 (5.88%) Drupal
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Eloqua
1 1 (5.88%) NetSuite
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) AWS
2 4 (23.53%) GCP
3 2 (11.76%) Azure
3 2 (11.76%) GitHub
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (5.88%) SaaS
4 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) eggPlant
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) JMeter
5 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) GoCD
6 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.88%) NUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (5.88%) Postman
6 1 (5.88%) Protractor
6 1 (5.88%) SilkTest
6 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Public Sector
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
3 1 (5.88%) NetSuite Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
3 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
3 1 (5.88%) React Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) Node.js
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) React
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) XBRL
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) Express
4 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (23.53%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (23.53%) OO
5 4 (23.53%) OOP
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Microservices
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) C
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Python
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) AAT
4 1 (5.88%) ACCA
4 1 (5.88%) CIMA
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Grafana
1 1 (5.88%) Kibana
1 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Google
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.88%) HubSpot
5 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.88%) MuleSoft
5 1 (5.88%) Pega
5 1 (5.88%) Talend