Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 599 632 578
Rank change year-on-year +33 -54 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 15 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.006% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.037% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 8
London median daily rate £550 £500 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +38.89% -8.57%
10th Percentile £332 £500 £259
90th Percentile £623 £500 £423
England median daily rate £425 £475 £373
% change year-on-year -10.53% +27.52% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £52.00 - -

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 7,175 8,017 7,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.11% 17.36% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,590 5,301 4,603
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 186 124
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +3.40% -0.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.13 £49.76
England median hourly rate £27.53 £23.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year +15.31% -8.17% -3.70%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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
Central London - 4 £448 - 1
West London - 1 - -
ISTQB Advanced Certification
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 15 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (80.00%) QA
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
4 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (53.33%) Open Source
6 8 (53.33%) WebSockets
6 8 (53.33%) Spring
6 8 (53.33%) Java
6 8 (53.33%) HTTP
6 8 (53.33%) Java Concurrency
6 8 (53.33%) Docker
6 8 (53.33%) Kubernetes
6 8 (53.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (53.33%) Microservices
6 8 (53.33%) Lambda Expressions
7 7 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (46.67%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (46.67%) Garbage Collection
7 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
7 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
7 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (46.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (40.00%) Selenium
8 6 (40.00%) Test Management
9 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
9 5 (33.33%) JUnit
9 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing

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 4 (26.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) Mule
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Flink
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) JUnit
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) EasyMock
5 3 (20.00%) Gatling
5 3 (20.00%) Mockito
5 3 (20.00%) TestNG
5 3 (20.00%) Travis CI
6 2 (13.33%) Appium
6 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer in Test
2 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Testing Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Legal Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Assurance Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Java Concurrency
1 8 (53.33%) Lambda Expressions
1 8 (53.33%) Spring
1 8 (53.33%) WebSockets
2 4 (26.67%) Kafka
2 4 (26.67%) Spark Streaming
3 3 (20.00%) WireMock
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 8 (53.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (53.33%) Microservices
4 8 (53.33%) Open Source
5 7 (46.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Garbage Collection
5 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Test Management
7 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
8 4 (26.67%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (26.67%) SDET
8 4 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
9 3 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) PMO
3 1 (6.67%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) IAG
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) iManage
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft