The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 342 339
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 77 90 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.44% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 56
London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
10th Percentile £280 £263 £172
90th Percentile £484 £503 £525
England median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £115.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £107.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £122.50 - £37.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £105.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -57.34% +201.42%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3411 3681 3624
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.41% 17.01% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 5250 4476
London median daily rate £475 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +6.00%  
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 64 172
London median hourly rate £18.85 £19.02 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.86% -22.38%  
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.88 £15.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £33.00 £52.17
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.90% +23.55%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 10 £350 -12.50% 19
Wimbledon - 6 £460 -
West End of London +8 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Docklands, London - 1 £490 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 72 (54.14%) ISEB
2 65 (48.87%) Test Automation
3 54 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (37.59%) SQL
5 38 (28.57%) JIRA
5 38 (28.57%) QA
6 37 (27.82%) Selenium
6 37 (27.82%) Test Scripting
6 37 (27.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (27.07%) Finance
8 35 (26.32%) Software Testing
9 32 (24.06%) Test Strategy
10 30 (22.56%) Functional Testing
11 29 (21.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (18.80%) Defect Management
13 23 (17.29%) Java
14 22 (16.54%) HP
14 22 (16.54%) HP Quality Center
15 21 (15.79%) Jenkins
15 21 (15.79%) JMeter
16 20 (15.04%) Regression Testing
16 20 (15.04%) Banking
16 20 (15.04%) Scenario Testing
17 17 (12.78%) Test Management
17 17 (12.78%) TeamCity
17 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
17 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (12.78%) Manual Testing
17 17 (12.78%) Linux
17 17 (12.78%) XML

ISTQB
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 7 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.76%) Confluence
3 4 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.50%) CMS
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Actimize
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.75%) SAP EWM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.75%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
1 1 (0.75%) Sonata
1 1 (0.75%) Tercero
1 1 (0.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) BrowserStack
1 2 (1.50%) GitHub
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) HTTP
2 4 (3.01%) LDAP
3 2 (1.50%) DNS
3 2 (1.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.75%) DHCP
4 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.75%) SMS
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.75%) Wireless
4 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.76%) Big Data
4 4 (3.01%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.26%) GIS
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (28.57%) JIRA
2 37 (27.82%) Selenium
3 21 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 21 (15.79%) JMeter
4 17 (12.78%) TeamCity
5 16 (12.03%) Git (software)
5 16 (12.03%) HP UFT
6 14 (10.53%) WebDriver
7 12 (9.02%) Hudson
7 12 (9.02%) Mercurial
8 11 (8.27%) Cucumber
9 9 (6.77%) SoapUI
10 7 (5.26%) LoadUI
10 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
11 6 (4.51%) TestRail
12 5 (3.76%) SpecFlow
13 4 (3.01%) Capybara
13 4 (3.01%) LoadRunner
13 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.01%) WATIR
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 20 (15.04%) Banking
3 7 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.01%) Games
4 4 (3.01%) Marketing
4 4 (3.01%) Retail
5 3 (2.26%) Advertising
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.50%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.50%) Law
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) iGaming
7 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (39.10%) Analyst
2 49 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 35 (26.32%) Tester
4 17 (12.78%) Automation Tester
5 16 (12.03%) Test Manager
6 15 (11.28%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.02%) Performance Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Performance Test Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) QA Tester
9 7 (5.26%) Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) Functional Tester
11 5 (3.76%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) QA Automation Tester
11 5 (3.76%) Software Architect
11 5 (3.76%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) XML
2 10 (7.52%) Web Services
3 7 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 7 (5.26%) J2EE
3 7 (5.26%) Spring
4 6 (4.51%) HTML
4 6 (4.51%) RESTful
5 5 (3.76%) .NET
6 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.01%) COM+
6 4 (3.01%) JSON
6 4 (3.01%) SOAP
6 4 (3.01%) Struts
7 3 (2.26%) Apache Flex
7 3 (2.26%) BlazeDS
7 3 (2.26%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.26%) Spring MVC
7 3 (2.26%) XSL
7 3 (2.26%) XSLT
8 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.01%) IVR
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Contactless
4 3 (2.26%) Derivative
4 3 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.26%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (2.26%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.26%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.26%) Tandem
5 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.50%) Equities
5 2 (1.50%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.50%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.50%) STB
6 1 (0.75%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.78%) Linux
2 10 (7.52%) Unix
2 10 (7.52%) Windows
3 4 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.75%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (48.87%) Test Automation
2 54 (40.60%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (27.82%) Test Scripting
4 35 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 32 (24.06%) Test Strategy
6 30 (22.56%) Functional Testing
7 29 (21.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (18.80%) Defect Management
9 20 (15.04%) Regression Testing
9 20 (15.04%) Scenario Testing
10 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (12.78%) Integration Testing
10 17 (12.78%) Manual Testing
10 17 (12.78%) Test Management
11 14 (10.53%) BDD
11 14 (10.53%) SDLC
12 13 (9.77%) Scrum
13 12 (9.02%) Open Source
14 11 (8.27%) Coaching
14 11 (8.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.59%) SQL
2 23 (17.29%) Java
3 9 (6.77%) C#
4 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 7 (5.26%) Python
5 4 (3.01%) Scala
5 4 (3.01%) VB
6 3 (2.26%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.26%) Ruby
7 2 (1.50%) C
7 2 (1.50%) Groovy
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (54.14%) ISEB
2 37 (27.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.77%) Degree
4 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (2.26%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) HDFS
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (16.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.01%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.75%) Graphite
3 1 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) HP
2 13 (9.77%) Oracle
3 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.52%) IBM
5 8 (6.02%) Atlassian
6 7 (5.26%) Sybase
7 5 (3.76%) Adobe
8 4 (3.01%) SAP
9 3 (2.26%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.26%) Calypso
9 3 (2.26%) Murex
9 3 (2.26%) Reuters
9 3 (2.26%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.50%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.50%) BMC
10 2 (1.50%) Cisco
10 2 (1.50%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.50%) Informatica
10 2 (1.50%) Workday
11 1 (0.75%) MuleSoft
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