Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 August 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 615 621
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.022% 0.005% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.028% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
London median daily rate £550 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +7.69% +62.50%
10th Percentile £373 £488 £374
90th Percentile £728 £563 £631
England median daily rate £400 £363 £413
% change year-on-year +10.34% -12.12% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,446 7,222 7,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.36% 16.95% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,808 4,727 5,396
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
% change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 151 86
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.20% -8.43%
10th Percentile £14.08 £13.35 £12.56
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £46.65
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Advanced Certification in London

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification within the London region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West London - 3 - -
Central London -14 2 - - 1
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 London region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Test Management
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) Appium
5 4 (40.00%) SDLC
5 4 (40.00%) JUnit
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) Selenium
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (30.00%) System Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (30.00%) PMO

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Appium
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) JUnit
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Test Assurance Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Management
2 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle