Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 603 552 540
Rank change year-on-year -51 -12 -11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 23 52 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.050% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.72% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 74
London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £273 £203 £238
90th Percentile £525 £463 £450
England median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £115.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £41.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.33% +18.93% +40.00%

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 7,477 7,203 7,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.40% 16.92% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,825 4,710 5,397
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 151 88
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.03 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +9.93% -8.90%
10th Percentile £14.15 £13.35 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.04 £50.00 £45.79
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -22.41% +9.43% +17.78%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Central London -38 4 £458 +22.00% 9
West London -35 3 £260 +67.74% 1
North London +2 1 £290 +16.00%
East London -12 1 £450 +5.88%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 17 (73.91%) ISTQB
2 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 14 (60.87%) Software Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
5 9 (39.13%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 6 (26.09%) SDLC
9 5 (21.74%) Test Management
9 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Migration
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) Scrum
10 4 (17.39%) HP
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (17.39%) .NET
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (17.39%) QA
10 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
10 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
10 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
10 4 (17.39%) User Stories
11 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
11 3 (13.04%) Release Management
11 3 (13.04%) Unix

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 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (4.35%) BigQuery
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) Appium
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Web Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Web Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Head of QA
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Web Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Swagger
2 1 (4.35%) WebdriverIO
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) MPEG
2 1 (4.35%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Software Testing
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) SDLC
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Test Management
7 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) User Stories
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.04%) Release Management
8 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.70%) Kanban
9 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
2 3 (13.04%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) ISTQB
2 14 (60.87%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) iManage
3 1 (4.35%) Maxymiser
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) VMware