Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 229 223
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +30
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 30 19 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.29% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 1.85% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 36
City of London median daily rate £388 £438 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +26.81% -16.36%
10th Percentile £316 £266 £263
90th Percentile £540 £526 £525
Central London median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.65% -17.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 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 990 1028 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.97% 15.59% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 723 1018
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £254
90th Percentile £675 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
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
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (76.67%) ISEB
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 9 (30.00%) Selenium
6 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
6 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 8 (26.67%) HP
7 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 7 (23.33%) JIRA
7 7 (23.33%) Software Delivery
8 6 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
8 6 (20.00%) Banking
9 5 (16.67%) Retail
9 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) BDD
9 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 5 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle
10 4 (13.33%) Java
10 4 (13.33%) Scrum
10 4 (13.33%) System Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Atlassian

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 2 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (3.33%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) WebDriver
3 7 (23.33%) JIRA
4 6 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (10.00%) JMeter
5 3 (10.00%) JUnit
5 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (10.00%) Legal
4 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
1 18 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) UAT Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Software Delivery
5 6 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
6 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 4 (13.33%) System Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) ISEB
2 14 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) HP
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) TOWER Software
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) iManage
5 1 (3.33%) Lumension
5 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) Temenos
5 1 (3.33%) Veeam