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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
London / City of London
Rank 152 146 190
Rank change year-on-year -6 +44  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 3 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.39% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 2.65% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £411 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £260 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £354
% change year-on-year +8.87% -12.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £109.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +385.55%  

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 430 490 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.19% 14.73% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 350 625
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -5.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Reference Data
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Contactless
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) PMO
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Contactless
1 2 (40.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) WorldPay
City, London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago