Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2018 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 Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 247 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - +270
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.057% 0.014% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median daily rate £448 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.76% - -
Central London median daily rate £448 £525 -
% change year-on-year -14.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Advanced 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 the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 955 996 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.62% 14.17% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 710 736
City of London median daily rate £475 £494 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +9.72% +1.12%
10th Percentile £238 £300 £276
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% +3.54%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.64 £29.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +5.56%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the City of London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the City of London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Advanced 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 City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) WebSockets
2 3 (75.00%) Java Concurrency
2 3 (75.00%) Kafka
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (75.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) Spark Streaming
2 3 (75.00%) Flink
2 3 (75.00%) Lambda Expressions
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) WireMock
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Gatling
3 2 (50.00%) Travis CI
3 2 (50.00%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (75.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Flink
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (50.00%) EasyMock
1 2 (50.00%) Gatling
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Mockito
1 2 (50.00%) TestNG
1 2 (50.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Software Testing Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Legal Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Java Concurrency
1 3 (75.00%) Kafka
1 3 (75.00%) Lambda Expressions
1 3 (75.00%) Spark Streaming
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) WebSockets
2 2 (50.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Mindset
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Microservices
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) iManage
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft