Period
to 21 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 522 352 563
Rank change year-on-year -170 +211 +49
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 29 12 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.086% 0.091% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.43% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 8
10th Percentile £256 £396 "
25th Percentile £350 £400 £289
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £388 £485 £375
Median % change year-on-year -20.10% +29.33% +7.14%
75th Percentile £444 £655 £418
90th Percentile £500 £703 £481
England median daily rate £413 £435 £381
% change year-on-year -5.17% +14.10% +1.67%

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 5,163 2,814 6,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.32% 21.25% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,455 1,976 4,179
10th Percentile £350 £313 £311
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £505
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% -0.99% +1.00%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 37 90
10th Percentile £14.52 £15.97 £11.69
25th Percentile £20.52 £19.99 £18.70
Median hourly rate £34.75 £35.50 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.11% +33.96% +32.50%
75th Percentile £49.52 £45.75 £49.69
90th Percentile £62.48 £50.20 £53.75
England median hourly rate £33.50 £33.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.10% -15.31% +77.78%

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 21 September 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 25 (86.21%) ISTQB
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Software Testing
4 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
5 12 (41.38%) Degree
5 12 (41.38%) Social Skills
6 11 (37.93%) Azure
7 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
7 10 (34.48%) JIRA
7 10 (34.48%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (31.03%) ISEB
8 9 (31.03%) C#
8 9 (31.03%) Scrum
8 9 (31.03%) REST
8 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
9 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
9 8 (27.59%) QA
9 8 (27.59%) Selenium
9 8 (27.59%) Java
10 7 (24.14%) DevOps
11 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
11 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (20.69%) GitHub
11 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (17.24%) JMeter
12 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.24%) Web Services
12 5 (17.24%) Windows

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 5 (17.24%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Elite 3E
2 1 (3.45%) Sage CRM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (37.93%) Azure
2 6 (20.69%) GitHub
3 4 (13.79%) AWS
3 4 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (10.34%) BrowserStack
4 3 (10.34%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (6.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (6.90%) Amazon S3
5 2 (6.90%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (6.90%) npm
5 2 (6.90%) NuGet
5 2 (6.90%) Power Platform
5 2 (6.90%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (3.45%) Slack
6 1 (3.45%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.79%) MySQL
3 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
3 8 (27.59%) Selenium
4 5 (17.24%) Bitbucket
4 5 (17.24%) JMeter
4 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
4 5 (17.24%) Travis CI
4 5 (17.24%) WebDriver
5 4 (13.79%) Gatling
5 4 (13.79%) Maven
5 4 (13.79%) Postman
6 3 (10.34%) JUnit
7 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.90%) Grunt
7 2 (6.90%) Mocha
7 2 (6.90%) webpack
8 1 (3.45%) GitLab
8 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.45%) Tricentis qTest
General
1 12 (41.38%) Social Skills
2 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Developer in Test
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Java Developer in Test
5 3 (10.34%) Java Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Power BI Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
7 1 (3.45%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
3 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) JSON
3 4 (13.79%) Mongoose
3 4 (13.79%) React Native
3 4 (13.79%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) Backbone.js
4 2 (6.90%) Chai
4 2 (6.90%) Enzyme
4 2 (6.90%) Express
4 2 (6.90%) Jest
4 2 (6.90%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) PhoneGap
4 2 (6.90%) React
4 2 (6.90%) Redux
4 2 (6.90%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (10.34%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Android
2 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Software Testing
3 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
4 10 (34.48%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
5 9 (31.03%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) DevOps
7 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Analytics
8 5 (17.24%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Kanban
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Project Delivery
8 5 (17.24%) SDET
8 5 (17.24%) Security Testing
8 5 (17.24%) User Stories
9 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Development
9 4 (13.79%) Minimum Viable Product
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) Apple Swift
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) Kotlin
3 4 (13.79%) Objective-C
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) ES6
5 1 (3.45%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) ISTQB
2 12 (41.38%) Degree
3 9 (31.03%) ISEB
4 3 (10.34%) APMP
4 3 (10.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 3 (10.34%) Accessibility
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Xamarin
2 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sage
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk