Period
to 18 January 2022

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 6 months to 18 January 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 474 338 469
Rank change year-on-year -136 +131 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 97 60 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.73% 1.81% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 38
10th Percentile £350 £220 £297
25th Percentile £400 £258 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £483 £419 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.22% -6.94% +1.41%
75th Percentile £534 £475 £492
90th Percentile £675 £500 £525
England median daily rate £445 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 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 5,607 3,311 5,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.00% 19.19% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,722 2,335 3,846
10th Percentile £362 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £672 £688
England median daily rate £520 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +9.47% +1.99% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 48 87
10th Percentile £18.00 £17.09 £18.31
25th Percentile £26.25 £25.16 £22.17
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.75 £38.00
Median % change year-on-year +24.48% -5.92% +65.72%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.25 £50.63
90th Percentile £60.53 £60.00 £52.70
England median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +23.04%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in London.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ISTQB in London

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in London.

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 6 months to 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -52 13 £480 +9.09% 3
East London - 1 £375 - 3
South London - 1 £450 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 55 (56.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 49 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (45.36%) Test Automation
4 40 (41.24%) JIRA
5 36 (37.11%) QA
6 34 (35.05%) Selenium
6 34 (35.05%) Software Testing
6 34 (35.05%) ISEB
7 25 (25.77%) Degree
7 25 (25.77%) Azure
8 24 (24.74%) Social Skills
9 21 (21.65%) Test Scripting
10 20 (20.62%) Test Management
10 20 (20.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (20.62%) Cucumber
10 20 (20.62%) Java
10 20 (20.62%) DevOps
11 19 (19.59%) C#
11 19 (19.59%) Finance
12 18 (18.56%) Oracle
13 17 (17.53%) Computer Science
14 16 (16.49%) SQL
15 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
15 15 (15.46%) Windows
15 15 (15.46%) Scrum
15 15 (15.46%) Waterfall
15 15 (15.46%) REST
16 14 (14.43%) Jenkins
16 14 (14.43%) Performance Testing
17 13 (13.40%) JMeter

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 11 (11.34%) Confluence
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.03%) CMS
3 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.77%) Azure
2 10 (10.31%) GitHub
3 9 (9.28%) AWS
4 7 (7.22%) BrowserStack
5 5 (5.15%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.12%) Tricentis Tosca
7 3 (3.09%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (3.09%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.06%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.06%) npm
8 2 (2.06%) NuGet
8 2 (2.06%) PaaS
8 2 (2.06%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.06%) Snowflake
9 1 (1.03%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (1.03%) SaaS
9 1 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) HTTP
1 4 (4.12%) Internet
2 2 (2.06%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) LAN
2 2 (2.06%) WAN
3 1 (1.03%) WAAS
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.34%) MySQL
3 4 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.12%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.06%) Big Data
4 2 (2.06%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.06%) DB2
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.06%) Power BI
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 40 (41.24%) JIRA
2 34 (35.05%) Selenium
3 20 (20.62%) Cucumber
4 14 (14.43%) Jenkins
5 13 (13.40%) JMeter
6 10 (10.31%) SpecFlow
6 10 (10.31%) WebDriver
7 8 (8.25%) Maven
8 6 (6.19%) Bitbucket
8 6 (6.19%) Travis CI
9 5 (5.15%) Appium
9 5 (5.15%) Gatling
9 5 (5.15%) JUnit
9 5 (5.15%) SoapUI
9 5 (5.15%) TestNG
10 4 (4.12%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.12%) Mocha
11 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
11 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
11 3 (3.09%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (24.74%) Social Skills
2 19 (19.59%) Finance
3 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.31%) Banking
4 9 (9.28%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.12%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.12%) Legal
6 3 (3.09%) Law
6 3 (3.09%) Retail
7 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.06%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Billing
8 1 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Games
8 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Analyst
2 18 (18.56%) Test Analyst
3 14 (14.43%) Test Leader
4 11 (11.34%) Developer
5 10 (10.31%) Test Manager
6 9 (9.28%) QA Analyst
6 9 (9.28%) Tester
7 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Developer in Test
8 6 (6.19%) QA Tester
8 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (5.15%) iOS Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Manual Tester
9 5 (5.15%) QA Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) QA Manual Tester
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Senior iOS Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) REST
2 10 (10.31%) HTML
2 10 (10.31%) Web Services
3 8 (8.25%) CSS
4 7 (7.22%) RESTful
4 7 (7.22%) SOAP
5 6 (6.19%) .NET
5 6 (6.19%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (5.15%) RxSwift
6 5 (5.15%) XML
7 4 (4.12%) Chai
7 4 (4.12%) Enzyme
7 4 (4.12%) Gherkin
7 4 (4.12%) Jest
7 4 (4.12%) JSON
7 4 (4.12%) Mongoose
7 4 (4.12%) Node.js
7 4 (4.12%) React Native
8 3 (3.09%) React
9 2 (2.06%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.19%) User Experience
3 5 (5.15%) Video on Demand
3 5 (5.15%) Video\Live Streaming
4 4 (4.12%) Analytical Mindset
4 4 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.09%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.03%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.03%) DataPower
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) EPoS
6 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Apple iOS
3 9 (9.28%) Linux
4 7 (7.22%) Unix
5 6 (6.19%) Android
6 5 (5.15%) tvOS
7 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (45.36%) Test Automation
3 34 (35.05%) Software Testing
4 21 (21.65%) Test Scripting
5 20 (20.62%) DevOps
5 20 (20.62%) Test Management
5 20 (20.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (17.53%) Computer Science
7 15 (15.46%) Scrum
7 15 (15.46%) Waterfall
8 14 (14.43%) Performance Testing
9 12 (12.37%) Defect Management
9 12 (12.37%) SDLC
9 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
10 11 (11.34%) API Testing
10 11 (11.34%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (11.34%) Security Testing
10 11 (11.34%) TDD
11 10 (10.31%) ITIL
11 10 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) Java
2 19 (19.59%) C#
3 16 (16.49%) SQL
4 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.34%) Python
6 9 (9.28%) Apple Swift
7 4 (4.12%) Kotlin
7 4 (4.12%) Objective-C
7 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.09%) VB
8 3 (3.09%) VBScript
9 2 (2.06%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Bash
9 2 (2.06%) ES6
9 2 (2.06%) Perl
9 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.03%) C
10 1 (1.03%) COBOL
10 1 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 55 (56.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 34 (35.05%) ISEB
3 25 (25.77%) Degree
4 13 (13.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (5.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (3.09%) APMP
9 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (37.11%) QA
2 11 (11.34%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Docker
2 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP ALM
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) Oracle
2 8 (8.25%) SAP
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.15%) Apple
4 5 (5.15%) HP
5 4 (4.12%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.06%) Borland
6 2 (2.06%) CA
6 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.06%) IBM
6 2 (2.06%) webMethods
7 1 (1.03%) Avaloq
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.03%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.03%) Splunk
7 1 (1.03%) VMware