Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 178 132 201
Rank change year-on-year -46 +69 +54
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 1 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.047% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 0.26% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
10th Percentile £320 - -
25th Percentile £358 - £289
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £440 £293
Median % change year-on-year +5.68% +50.43% -7.51%
75th Percentile £484 - £488
90th Percentile £564 - £492
Central London median daily rate £465 £440 £293
% change year-on-year +5.68% +50.43% -7.51%

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 605 386 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.07% 18.26% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 264 584
10th Percentile £363 £208 £289
25th Percentile £463 £393 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £499 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.28% -0.25% +5.26%
75th Percentile £630 £588 £613
90th Percentile £700 £650 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £493 £500
% change year-on-year +11.68% -1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 12
10th Percentile £23.98 £18.10 £11.77
25th Percentile £37.56 £22.13 £19.86
Median hourly rate £47.00 £27.00 £24.12
Median % change year-on-year +74.07% +11.94% +28.98%
75th Percentile £59.25 £41.25 £52.25
90th Percentile £64.85 £46.00 £52.93
Central London median hourly rate £47.00 £27.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +74.07% +17.75% +22.62%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Maven
6 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (30.00%) TestNG
6 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (30.00%) JMeter
6 3 (30.00%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow

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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
1 2 (20.00%) Power Platform
1 2 (20.00%) Tricentis Tosca
2 1 (10.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Power BI
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Appium
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) JMeter
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
3 3 (30.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) TestNG
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (20.00%) eggPlant
4 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (20.00%) NeoLoad
4 2 (20.00%) Rational Robot
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Lead
1 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (20.00%) LINQ
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
1 2 (20.00%) WinForms
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) VB
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Accessibility
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (20.00%) Borland
2 2 (20.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) webMethods