Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 240 246
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +37
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 16 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 0.87% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
City of London median daily rate £413 £418 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +2.77% +9.80%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £304
90th Percentile £544 £445 £528
Central London median daily rate £375 £384 £406
% change year-on-year -2.28% -5.54% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 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 1000 1035 1376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.98% 15.56% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 727 1006
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £262
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.04% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +1.60% +22.62%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.16 £11.23
90th Percentile £29.64 £29.38 £38.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.35
% change year-on-year - +3.54% +7.94%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) ISTQB
3 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (75.00%) ISEB
4 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
5 10 (62.50%) Selenium
5 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
6 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (43.75%) Software Delivery
8 6 (37.50%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
9 5 (31.25%) JIRA
9 5 (31.25%) HP
10 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
10 4 (25.00%) Finance
10 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
10 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (25.00%) System Testing
10 4 (25.00%) SDLC
11 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
11 3 (18.75%) BDD
11 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
11 3 (18.75%) JMeter
11 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
11 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
11 3 (18.75%) Java

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft CRM
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium IDE
4 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) JMeter
5 3 (18.75%) JUnit
5 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
6 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (68.75%) Test Scripting
4 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Software Delivery
6 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
7 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (25.00%) SDLC
7 4 (25.00%) System Testing
8 3 (18.75%) BDD
8 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Release Management
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 12 (75.00%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
4 1 (6.25%) iManage
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com