The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 154 195
Rank change year-on-year -5 +41  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.27% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 1.59% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £375 £288 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -34.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £269 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 476 565 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.41% 16.68% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 419 568
Median daily rate £475 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.89 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.49% -14.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £93.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification in the City of London.

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
5 5 (55.56%) Selenium
5 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
5 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
5 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
6 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
6 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
6 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
7 3 (33.33%) Reference Data
7 3 (33.33%) C#
7 3 (33.33%) .NET
7 3 (33.33%) Contactless
7 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
8 2 (22.22%) BDD
9 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
9 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM

ISTQB Foundation 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
1 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
2 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Contactless
1 3 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Physics
5 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
2 1 (11.11%) WorldPay
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