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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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 498 428 358
Rank change year-on-year -70 -70 +116
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 101 71 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.59% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 44 30
10th Percentile £334 £265 £327
25th Percentile £413 £400 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £461 £423 £463
Median % change year-on-year +9.17% -8.65% +2.78%
75th Percentile £578 £523 £566
90th Percentile £650 £626 £609
England median daily rate £450 £411 £403
% change year-on-year +9.42% +2.17% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
10th Percentile £12.95 - -
25th Percentile £14.00 - -
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
75th Percentile £17.25 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £21.25 £47.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year -55.03% +30.34% -19.44%

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 6,127 4,454 3,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.66% 16.60% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,320 2,992 2,370
10th Percentile £381 £346 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 68 51
10th Percentile £21.59 £18.63 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.54% +5.71% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.77 £49.69 £47.79
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.05 £51.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%

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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in London over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ISTQB in London

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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 28 June 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
Jobs
Central London -14 16 £450 -15.25% 5
West London -9 4 £575 - 5
South London - 3 £464 - 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (54.46%) Test Automation
2 54 (53.47%) Agile
3 48 (47.52%) JIRA
4 46 (45.54%) ISEB
5 39 (38.61%) QA
6 38 (37.62%) Test Management
7 31 (30.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (28.71%) Social Skills
8 29 (28.71%) Security Cleared
9 28 (27.72%) Azure
10 27 (26.73%) SC Cleared
11 26 (25.74%) DevOps
12 25 (24.75%) Selenium
13 24 (23.76%) Software Testing
14 21 (20.79%) Oracle
14 21 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (19.80%) Azure DevOps
15 20 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (18.81%) Scrum
17 18 (17.82%) ERP
17 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
17 18 (17.82%) Defect Management
18 17 (16.83%) Test Strategy
19 16 (15.84%) Functional Testing
19 16 (15.84%) Regression Testing
20 15 (14.85%) Migration
20 15 (14.85%) System Integration Testing
21 14 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
21 14 (13.86%) SQL
22 13 (12.87%) Finance

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 (6.93%) Confluence
2 4 (3.96%) SAS
3 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.98%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.98%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.99%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.72%) Azure
2 20 (19.80%) Azure DevOps
3 8 (7.92%) Tricentis Tosca
4 7 (6.93%) AWS
5 5 (4.95%) PaaS
6 4 (3.96%) GCP
6 4 (3.96%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.98%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.98%) Azure Service Bus
7 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
7 2 (1.98%) SaaS
7 2 (1.98%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.99%) GitHub
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.99%) SAP Fieldglass
8 1 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) WAN
2 4 (3.96%) DHCP
2 4 (3.96%) DNS
2 4 (3.96%) IPsec
2 4 (3.96%) MPLS
2 4 (3.96%) SD-WAN
2 4 (3.96%) VPN
2 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.97%) Wireless
4 2 (1.98%) 3G
4 2 (1.98%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.98%) 4G
4 2 (1.98%) 5G
4 2 (1.98%) GSM
4 2 (1.98%) Internet
4 2 (1.98%) LTE
4 2 (1.98%) NAS
4 2 (1.98%) UMTS
4 2 (1.98%) VoWiFi
4 2 (1.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.97%) MySQL
2 3 (2.97%) Pentaho
2 3 (2.97%) Power BI
3 2 (1.98%) GIS
3 2 (1.98%) Impala
3 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (47.52%) JIRA
2 25 (24.75%) Selenium
3 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
3 7 (6.93%) Zephyr
4 6 (5.94%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.95%) TestRail
6 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.96%) Postman
6 4 (3.96%) REST Assured
7 3 (2.97%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.97%) GitLab
7 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.98%) Appium
8 2 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.98%) Robot Framework
General
1 29 (28.71%) Social Skills
2 21 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.87%) Finance
4 8 (7.92%) Banking
4 8 (7.92%) Public Sector
5 6 (5.94%) Billing
5 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.95%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.98%) Back Office
8 2 (1.98%) Front Office
8 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.99%) Advertising
9 1 (0.99%) Aviation
9 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.99%) Games
9 1 (0.99%) Law
9 1 (0.99%) Legal
9 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (25.74%) Analyst
2 22 (21.78%) Test Analyst
2 22 (21.78%) Test Leader
3 19 (18.81%) Tester
4 15 (14.85%) Test Manager
5 10 (9.90%) Test Specialist
6 8 (7.92%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Oracle Specialist
7 7 (6.93%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.94%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Manual Tester
9 5 (4.95%) Senior QA Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) REST
2 4 (3.96%) CSS
2 4 (3.96%) Web Services
2 4 (3.96%) XML
3 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.97%) HTML
3 3 (2.97%) JSON
4 2 (1.98%) .NET
4 2 (1.98%) ADO
4 2 (1.98%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.98%) Middleware
4 2 (1.98%) SOAP
4 2 (1.98%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (0.99%) FHIR
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.99%) React
5 1 (0.99%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.97%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.97%) User Experience
4 2 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.98%) Handset
4 2 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.98%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.99%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Unix
2 3 (2.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Android
3 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.99%) AIX
4 1 (0.99%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (54.46%) Test Automation
2 54 (53.47%) Agile
3 38 (37.62%) Test Management
4 26 (25.74%) DevOps
5 24 (23.76%) Software Testing
6 20 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (18.81%) Scrum
8 18 (17.82%) Defect Management
8 18 (17.82%) ERP
8 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
9 17 (16.83%) Test Strategy
10 16 (15.84%) Functional Testing
10 16 (15.84%) Regression Testing
11 15 (14.85%) Migration
11 15 (14.85%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (12.87%) Acceptance Criteria
13 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.88%) CI/CD
14 12 (11.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) SQL
2 8 (7.92%) Java
2 8 (7.92%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.94%) C#
4 4 (3.96%) Python
5 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.99%) PHP
6 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.99%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (45.54%) ISEB
2 31 (30.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 29 (28.71%) Security Cleared
4 27 (26.73%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.92%) Degree
6 5 (4.95%) CCNA
6 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.96%) CCNP
8 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (38.61%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) Accessibility
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.97%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (20.79%) Oracle
2 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.91%) SAP
4 8 (7.92%) HP
5 6 (5.94%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.97%) Informatica
6 3 (2.97%) Talend
7 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.99%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.99%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.99%) IBM
8 1 (0.99%) iManage
8 1 (0.99%) Intapp
8 1 (0.99%) Remedy
8 1 (0.99%) Sage
8 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.99%) webMethods
8 1 (0.99%) Workday