Period
to

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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 534 488 397
Rank change year-on-year -46 -91 +190
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 40 12 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.045% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 11
10th Percentile £413 £263 £251
25th Percentile £427 £376 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £400 £500
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00% +33.33%
75th Percentile £650 £420 £647
90th Percentile £754 £450 £700
England median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
10th Percentile £12.95 - -
25th Percentile £14.00 - -
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
75th Percentile £17.25 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 - -

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 6,073 4,442 3,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.62% 16.61% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,279 2,988 2,393
10th Percentile £382 £346 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 67 50
10th Percentile £22.63 £18.47 £18.25
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate £43.24 £37.50 £34.34
Median % change year-on-year +15.31% +9.21% +14.46%
75th Percentile £49.50 £49.80 £47.81
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.15 £51.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.54 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.05% +25.60% -17.66%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Jobs
West London - 3 - - 3
Central London - 3 £700 -
South London - 2 £466 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (77.50%) ISTQB
2 22 (55.00%) JIRA
2 22 (55.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (50.00%) Agile
4 19 (47.50%) QA
5 18 (45.00%) ISEB
6 16 (40.00%) Social Skills
7 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (27.50%) Defect Management
9 10 (25.00%) Test Management
9 10 (25.00%) Finance
10 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
11 8 (20.00%) Degree
11 8 (20.00%) Scrum
11 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
11 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (17.50%) SDLC
12 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
12 7 (17.50%) Migration
12 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
12 7 (17.50%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (15.00%) Selenium
13 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
13 6 (15.00%) Legal
13 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
13 6 (15.00%) SQL

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 4 (10.00%) Confluence
2 3 (7.50%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Power Platform
2 4 (10.00%) Tricentis Tosca
3 3 (7.50%) AWS
3 3 (7.50%) GCP
4 2 (5.00%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) 3G
1 3 (7.50%) 4G
1 3 (7.50%) 5G
1 3 (7.50%) GSM
1 3 (7.50%) LTE
1 3 (7.50%) UMTS
1 3 (7.50%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.00%) 2G
2 2 (5.00%) 3GPP
2 2 (5.00%) NAS
2 2 (5.00%) VoLTE
2 2 (5.00%) VoWiFi
2 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (2.50%) ISUP
3 1 (2.50%) SCCP
3 1 (2.50%) SS7
3 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon Redshift
1 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
1 3 (7.50%) Pentaho
1 3 (7.50%) Power BI
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) Impala
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) JIRA
2 6 (15.00%) Selenium
3 5 (12.50%) TestRail
3 5 (12.50%) Zephyr
4 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.50%) Bitbucket
5 3 (7.50%) GitLab
5 3 (7.50%) REST Assured
6 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (5.00%) Robot Framework
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.50%) Maven
7 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 16 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 10 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.50%) Presentation Skills
4 6 (15.00%) Legal
4 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (12.50%) Back Office
6 4 (10.00%) Banking
6 4 (10.00%) Public Sector
7 2 (5.00%) Front Office
7 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
8 1 (2.50%) Billing
8 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Tester
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Analytics Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Analytics Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Junior
7 2 (5.00%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) REST
1 2 (5.00%) WebdriverIO
1 2 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.50%) Derivative
2 3 (7.50%) Equities
3 2 (5.00%) Handset
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.50%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Tandem
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (50.00%) Agile
3 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Defect Management
5 10 (25.00%) Test Management
6 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
7 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (20.00%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
8 7 (17.50%) Migration
8 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
8 7 (17.50%) SDLC
9 6 (15.00%) Analytics
9 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (15.00%) Business Process Mapping
9 6 (15.00%) Requirements Gathering
10 5 (12.50%) Project Delivery
10 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) ISTQB
2 18 (45.00%) ISEB
3 8 (20.00%) Degree
3 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) IIBA
6 5 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (7.50%) APMG
8 3 (7.50%) CBAP
9 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (47.50%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) IFRS
2 3 (7.50%) Solvency II
3 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.00%) PMO
4 1 (2.50%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.50%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) Charles River
3 3 (7.50%) Talend
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) webMethods