Period
to 20 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 228 211
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 -22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 2.80% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 13
City of London median daily rate £438 £434 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.86% +23.93% -12.50%
10th Percentile £324 £328 £303
90th Percentile £538 £687 £434
Central London median daily rate £481 £445 £363
% change year-on-year +8.15% +22.76% -9.38%
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 842 930 884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.09% 13.46% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 683 603
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £311 £275
90th Percentile £688 £700 £649
Central London median daily rate £508 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +1.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 40 21
City of London median hourly rate £24.82 £18.70 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.74% +4.56% -32.86%
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £41.18 £39.48 £25.04
Central London median hourly rate £21.18 £18.70 £17.83
% change year-on-year +13.26% +4.89% -33.08%

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 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) ISEB
3 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
6 5 (33.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 5 (33.33%) Serverless
6 5 (33.33%) Azure Functions
7 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (26.67%) C#
7 4 (26.67%) Java
7 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)

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 (6.67%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (33.33%) Azure Functions
2 5 (33.33%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
2 5 (33.33%) Serverless
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (6.67%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) Fiddler
3 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
3 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) Introscope
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.67%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Azure Test Lead
4 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Manager
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
5 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) SDET
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) CSQA
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
3 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.67%) CA