Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 228 221
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 24 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.90% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 12
City of London median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +39.53%
10th Percentile £309 £319 £264
90th Percentile £603 £540 £534
Central London median daily rate £500 £400 £419
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.48% +28.85%
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 991 1,035 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.92% 14.39% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 737 701
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £685 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £483 £450
% change year-on-year -1.55% +7.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 13
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% +1.60%
10th Percentile £13.30 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.86 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +9.21% +3.54%

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 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 10 (41.67%) Finance
4 9 (37.50%) JIRA
5 8 (33.33%) Test Management
5 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) ISEB
6 7 (29.17%) Scrum
6 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 7 (29.17%) Defect Management
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (20.83%) QA
8 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Web Application Development
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) HP
8 5 (20.83%) Front Office
8 5 (20.83%) SDLC
9 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.67%) HTTP
9 4 (16.67%) Java
9 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 4 (16.67%) Confluence
9 4 (16.67%) Derivative
10 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
10 3 (12.50%) International Banking

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 4 (16.67%) Confluence
2 3 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Elite 3E
1 1 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Flink
2 1 (4.17%) Power BI
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (12.50%) Mockito
4 2 (8.33%) EasyMock
4 2 (8.33%) Gatling
4 2 (8.33%) JUnit
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.33%) TestNG
4 2 (8.33%) Travis CI
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) Moq
5 1 (4.17%) NMock
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 5 (20.83%) Front Office
4 3 (12.50%) International Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Back Office
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Legal
6 1 (4.17%) Law
6 1 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Software Test Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Testing Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Testing Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (4.17%) FX Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Java Concurrency
1 3 (12.50%) Kafka
1 3 (12.50%) Lambda Expressions
1 3 (12.50%) Spark Streaming
1 3 (12.50%) Spring
1 3 (12.50%) WebSockets
2 2 (8.33%) WireMock
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Derivative
2 3 (12.50%) Fixed Income
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Test Management
3 8 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (29.17%) Defect Management
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 6 (25.00%) ITIL
5 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.83%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Web Application Development
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Microservices
8 3 (12.50%) Open Source
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.33%) HP ALM
3 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Bloomberg
3 2 (8.33%) FXall
4 1 (4.17%) Adobe
4 1 (4.17%) Calypso
4 1 (4.17%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) iManage
4 1 (4.17%) WorldPay