Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 512 386 512
Rank change year-on-year -126 +126 +86
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 59 12 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.070% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 11
10th Percentile £339 £362 £285
25th Percentile £381 £381 £289
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £363
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% +24.14% +11.54%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £491
90th Percentile £675 - £725
England median daily rate £414 £387 £375
% change year-on-year +7.12% +3.07% +3.45%

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 5,607 3,311 5,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.00% 19.19% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 2,335 3,846
10th Percentile £362 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £672 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 48 87
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £18.31
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.16 £22.17
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £38.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -5.92% +65.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £60.53 £60.00 £52.70
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in London

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in London.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -50 9 £480 +9.09% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 55 (93.22%) ISTQB
2 30 (50.85%) Test Automation
3 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
5 26 (44.07%) JIRA
6 21 (35.59%) ISEB
7 20 (33.90%) Selenium
7 20 (33.90%) Social Skills
8 19 (32.20%) Java
9 18 (30.51%) QA
9 18 (30.51%) Degree
10 17 (28.81%) Azure
11 16 (27.12%) Finance
12 15 (25.42%) C#
12 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
12 15 (25.42%) Cucumber
13 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
13 14 (23.73%) DevOps
14 13 (22.03%) Oracle
14 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
14 13 (22.03%) Windows
15 11 (18.64%) SQL
15 11 (18.64%) JMeter
15 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
15 11 (18.64%) Test Management
16 10 (16.95%) GitHub
16 10 (16.95%) REST
17 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
17 9 (15.25%) SpecFlow
17 9 (15.25%) Mobile App

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 8 (13.56%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.69%) Sage CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) Azure
2 10 (16.95%) GitHub
3 5 (8.47%) BrowserStack
3 5 (8.47%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (6.78%) AWS
4 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.08%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (5.08%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (3.39%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.39%) npm
6 2 (3.39%) NuGet
6 2 (3.39%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.25%) MySQL
3 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.39%) Power BI
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (44.07%) JIRA
2 20 (33.90%) Selenium
3 15 (25.42%) Cucumber
4 14 (23.73%) Jenkins
5 11 (18.64%) JMeter
6 9 (15.25%) SpecFlow
6 9 (15.25%) WebDriver
7 8 (13.56%) Maven
8 6 (10.17%) Bitbucket
8 6 (10.17%) Travis CI
9 5 (8.47%) Gatling
9 5 (8.47%) JUnit
10 4 (6.78%) Appium
10 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
10 4 (6.78%) Mocha
10 4 (6.78%) TestNG
11 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
11 3 (5.08%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
11 3 (5.08%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (33.90%) Social Skills
2 16 (27.12%) Finance
3 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Public Sector
5 4 (6.78%) Banking
6 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.39%) Legal
7 2 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.69%) Games
8 1 (1.69%) Law
8 1 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Test Leader
4 8 (13.56%) QA Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Developer in Test
5 6 (10.17%) Software Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.47%) Automation Test Lead
7 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Java Developer in Test
7 4 (6.78%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Tester
9 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) REST
2 6 (10.17%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) .NET
4 4 (6.78%) Chai
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) Enzyme
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) Jest
4 4 (6.78%) JSON
4 4 (6.78%) Mongoose
4 4 (6.78%) Node.js
4 4 (6.78%) React Native
4 4 (6.78%) SOAP
4 4 (6.78%) XML
5 3 (5.08%) React
6 2 (3.39%) IDoc
6 2 (3.39%) PhoneGap
6 2 (3.39%) Redux
6 2 (3.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.78%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Unix
3 6 (10.17%) Android
3 6 (10.17%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Test Automation
2 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (45.76%) Software Testing
4 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
5 14 (23.73%) DevOps
6 11 (18.64%) Computer Science
6 11 (18.64%) Test Management
7 9 (15.25%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Performance Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
8 8 (13.56%) SDET
9 7 (11.86%) ERP
9 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (10.17%) Defect Management
10 6 (10.17%) Scrum
10 6 (10.17%) Security Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) Java
2 15 (25.42%) C#
3 11 (18.64%) SQL
4 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) Apple Swift
5 4 (6.78%) Kotlin
5 4 (6.78%) Objective-C
6 3 (5.08%) Python
6 3 (5.08%) VB
6 3 (5.08%) VBScript
7 2 (3.39%) ES6
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 55 (93.22%) ISTQB
2 21 (35.59%) ISEB
3 18 (30.51%) Degree
4 7 (11.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.08%) APMP
6 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (5.08%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
2 8 (13.56%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Oracle
2 8 (13.56%) SAP
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.78%) Xamarin
4 3 (5.08%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.39%) Borland
5 2 (3.39%) CA
5 2 (3.39%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) webMethods
6 1 (1.69%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.69%) Perfecto Mobile
6 1 (1.69%) Sage
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.69%) Splunk