Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 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 Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 594 567 562
Rank change year-on-year -27 -5 -75
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 43 65 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.097% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.81% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 51 25
London median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £292 £225 £153
90th Percentile £431 £538 £438
England median daily rate £360 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £39.50 - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 - £33.50

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 7,124 8,043 7,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.13% 17.31% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,556 5,317 4,691
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 147 186 124
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +3.44% -2.15%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.13 £49.76
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.50 £25.94
% change year-on-year +21.34% -9.40% -1.19%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 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
West London +13 8 £325 +11.11%
South London +4 3 - - 1
Central London -21 3 £320 -17.42% 11
North London -13 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 38 (88.37%) ISTQB
2 25 (58.14%) Test Automation
3 22 (51.16%) Test Scripting
4 19 (44.19%) Regression Testing
5 18 (41.86%) SQL
5 18 (41.86%) Manual Testing
6 17 (39.53%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (39.53%) Scenario Testing
7 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Excel
8 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
8 14 (32.56%) Greek Language
9 11 (25.58%) JIRA
9 11 (25.58%) ISEB
9 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (23.26%) Test Management
11 8 (18.60%) Confluence
12 7 (16.28%) Selenium
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.95%) Project Management
13 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (11.63%) Degree
14 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
14 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
14 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
14 5 (11.63%) ITIL
14 5 (11.63%) Finance
14 5 (11.63%) Scrum
14 5 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (9.30%) DBS Check
15 4 (9.30%) CMS

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 (18.60%) Confluence
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (9.30%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP MRS
2 1 (2.33%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Akamai
1 3 (6.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
1 3 (6.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) JIRA
2 7 (16.28%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.30%) Zephyr
4 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.65%) Protractor
General
1 14 (32.56%) Greek Language
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Analyst
2 21 (48.84%) Test Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Tester
4 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.30%) Web Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Integration Tester
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Digital TV
2 3 (6.98%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (6.98%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Test Automation
2 22 (51.16%) Test Scripting
3 19 (44.19%) Regression Testing
4 18 (41.86%) Manual Testing
5 17 (39.53%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (23.26%) Test Management
9 6 (13.95%) Project Management
9 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.63%) ITIL
10 5 (11.63%) Scrum
10 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
11 4 (9.30%) API Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Web Testing
12 3 (6.98%) BDD
12 3 (6.98%) DevOps
12 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (6.98%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (88.37%) ISTQB
2 11 (25.58%) ISEB
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (11.63%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) DBS Check
5 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Adobe
3 3 (6.98%) iManage
3 3 (6.98%) Splunk
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Ariba
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com