Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 225 229
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 +11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 27 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 2.71% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 13
City of London median daily rate £500 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -17.65% +17.24%
10th Percentile £350 £303 £265
90th Percentile £600 £548 £498
Central London median daily rate £500 £355 £406
% change year-on-year +40.85% -12.62% +17.75%
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 963 997 1,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.70% 14.39% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 722 756
City of London median daily rate £480 £489 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.61% -
10th Percentile £238 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £489 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% +5.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £16.16
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.15 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +5.67%

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 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 11 (40.74%) ISEB
4 9 (33.33%) JIRA
4 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (29.63%) QA
5 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
6 7 (25.93%) Banking
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
7 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (22.22%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
7 6 (22.22%) Front Office
7 6 (22.22%) Test Management
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
9 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (14.81%) HP ALM
9 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
9 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) HTTP
9 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Software 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 3 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 3 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Elite 3E
1 1 (3.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
3 1 (3.70%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Flink
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) Mockito
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (7.41%) EasyMock
4 2 (7.41%) Gatling
4 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) JMeter
4 2 (7.41%) JUnit
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) TestComplete
4 2 (7.41%) TestDirector
4 2 (7.41%) TestNG
4 2 (7.41%) Travis CI
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 6 (22.22%) Front Office
4 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Legal
5 2 (7.41%) Back Office
5 2 (7.41%) International Banking
5 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (3.70%) Law
6 1 (3.70%) Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Software Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Migration Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Testing Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Testing Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) Testing Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) FX Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Java Concurrency
1 3 (11.11%) Kafka
1 3 (11.11%) Lambda Expressions
1 3 (11.11%) Spark Streaming
1 3 (11.11%) Spring
1 3 (11.11%) WebSockets
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) WireMock
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Derivative
2 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (3.70%) Equities
4 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.70%) Reinsurance
4 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
5 7 (25.93%) Defect Management
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Test Management
7 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.11%) Open Source
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP ALM
2 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 2 (7.41%) FXall
5 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.70%) Calypso
5 1 (3.70%) Capita
5 1 (3.70%) iManage
5 1 (3.70%) Reuters
5 1 (3.70%) WorldPay