Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 608 550 553
Rank change year-on-year -58 +3 -37
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 27 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.059% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.88% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 53
London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £225 £153
90th Percentile £506 £550 £448
England median daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £43.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year -32.95% +29.10% +13.56%

ISTQB Foundation 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 7,303 7,508 7,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.96% 16.66% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,752 4,972 5,063
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +2.97%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 167 105
London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% -1.73% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £13.39
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.83 £49.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.97% +11.96%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification within the London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 0 9 £338 +117.74%
Central London -33 3 £500 +33.33% 5
North London -2 1 £290 +16.00%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification.

1 24 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 19 (70.37%) Test Scripting
3 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
4 14 (51.85%) Regression Testing
5 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (40.74%) Manual Testing
6 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (40.74%) Scenario Testing
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 9 (33.33%) Greek Language
9 8 (29.63%) ISEB
10 7 (25.93%) JIRA
10 7 (25.93%) Test Management
11 6 (22.22%) SDLC
11 6 (22.22%) QA
12 5 (18.52%) Scrum
12 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
13 4 (14.81%) User Stories
13 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
13 4 (14.81%) ITIL
13 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
14 3 (11.11%) Legal
14 3 (11.11%) Migration
14 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (11.11%) iManage
14 3 (11.11%) Elite 3E

ISTQB Foundation 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 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) Confluence
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Elite 3E
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (33.33%) Greek Language
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 16 (59.26%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Web Tester
5 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Legal Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) RESTful
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Test Scripting
2 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 14 (51.85%) Regression Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) Manual Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Test Management
8 6 (22.22%) SDLC
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) User Stories
11 3 (11.11%) Migration
12 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
12 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
12 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
12 2 (7.41%) Project Management
12 2 (7.41%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) iManage
3 2 (7.41%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Maxymiser
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com