The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 152 190
Rank change year-on-year -4 +38  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 2.32% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 12
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £455 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

ISTQB 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 470 560 763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.40% 16.63% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 415 568
Median daily rate £475 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £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 9 18
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% -18.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £89.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in the City of London

ISTQB
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in the City of London

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
2 9 (56.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
5 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) QA
6 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
7 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Reference Data
8 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (18.75%) Contactless
9 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
9 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
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%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Sonata
1 1 (6.25%) Tercero
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (6.25%) MSTest
7 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
7 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
5 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 2 (12.50%) QA Coordinator
6 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Tester
6 2 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) UAT Coordinator
6 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Fraud Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
7 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Contactless
1 3 (18.75%) Reference Data
2 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Data Management
8 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
2 1 (6.25%) Avaloq
2 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.25%) WorldPay
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