Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 424 383
Rank change year-on-year -43 -41 +18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 173 190 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 2.45% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 109 148
London median daily rate £424 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £225
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
England median daily rate £350 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +3.32% -3.21% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +26.98% -4.55%

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 7857 7754 7414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.67% 17.14% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5010 4894
London median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 113 137
London median hourly rate £21.12 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £49.63 £49.84 £47.03
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -13 40 £375 -6.25% 7
South London -19 12 £460 +19.48% 1
East London +2 10 £448 -
West London -11 3 - - 2
North London - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 119 (68.79%) ISEB
2 102 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (45.66%) Test Automation
4 60 (34.68%) JIRA
5 57 (32.95%) SQL
6 56 (32.37%) Test Scripting
7 50 (28.90%) Java
7 50 (28.90%) Software Testing
8 46 (26.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 43 (24.86%) Selenium
10 42 (24.28%) HP Quality Center
11 41 (23.70%) HP
12 39 (22.54%) Scrum
13 35 (20.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 33 (19.08%) BDD
14 33 (19.08%) QA
15 31 (17.92%) JMeter
16 30 (17.34%) Banking
17 29 (16.76%) Finance
17 29 (16.76%) Oracle
18 28 (16.18%) Functional Testing
18 28 (16.18%) SDLC
19 26 (15.03%) Test Strategy
20 25 (14.45%) Integration Testing
21 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
22 23 (13.29%) Cucumber
22 23 (13.29%) Atlassian
23 22 (12.72%) Web Services
24 21 (12.14%) SoapUI
25 20 (11.56%) Confluence

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 20 (11.56%) Confluence
2 10 (5.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.73%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.73%) CMS
4 3 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.58%) Documentum
5 1 (0.58%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.58%) Actimize
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.58%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.58%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) BrowserStack
1 2 (1.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) GitHub
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.20%) LDAP
2 3 (1.73%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) DHCP
4 1 (0.58%) 4G
4 1 (0.58%) Firewall
4 1 (0.58%) GGSN
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) SGSN
4 1 (0.58%) SMS
4 1 (0.58%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (0.58%) WAAS
4 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (6.94%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.89%) Big Data
4 3 (1.73%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.16%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.58%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) HBase
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (34.68%) JIRA
2 43 (24.86%) Selenium
3 31 (17.92%) JMeter
4 23 (13.29%) Cucumber
5 21 (12.14%) SoapUI
6 17 (9.83%) WebDriver
7 14 (8.09%) LoadUI
8 13 (7.51%) Jenkins
9 12 (6.94%) HP UFT
10 11 (6.36%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (4.62%) LoadRunner
11 8 (4.62%) SpecFlow
12 7 (4.05%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.47%) TestRail
13 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
14 5 (2.89%) Appium
14 5 (2.89%) JUnit
14 5 (2.89%) Maven
14 5 (2.89%) Zephyr
15 4 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 30 (17.34%) Banking
2 29 (16.76%) Finance
3 8 (4.62%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.05%) Retail
5 4 (2.31%) Games
6 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.73%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Back Office
7 2 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (44.51%) Analyst
2 68 (39.31%) Test Analyst
3 28 (16.18%) Tester
4 17 (9.83%) Test Manager
5 15 (8.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 15 (8.67%) Performance Analyst
5 15 (8.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 15 (8.67%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.09%) Architect
7 12 (6.94%) Automation Tester
7 12 (6.94%) Developer
8 10 (5.78%) Software Architect
9 9 (5.20%) Test Leader
10 8 (4.62%) Developer in Test
10 8 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.05%) Java Architect
11 7 (4.05%) QA Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Banking Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.89%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.72%) Web Services
2 15 (8.67%) .NET
2 15 (8.67%) XML
3 12 (6.94%) Spring
4 11 (6.36%) AngularJS
4 11 (6.36%) Hibernate
4 11 (6.36%) J2EE
5 10 (5.78%) REST
6 7 (4.05%) COM+
6 7 (4.05%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.47%) SOAP
8 5 (2.89%) RESTful
9 4 (2.31%) Struts
10 3 (1.73%) HTML
10 3 (1.73%) HTML5
11 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.16%) JAX-RS
11 2 (1.16%) JSON
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
12 1 (0.58%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.31%) Equities
4 4 (2.31%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.73%) AS400
5 3 (1.73%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.73%) iSeries
5 3 (1.73%) User Experience
6 2 (1.16%) Derivative
6 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.51%) Windows
2 11 (6.36%) Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Unix
4 4 (2.31%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.16%) Android
5 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.58%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.58%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (58.96%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (45.66%) Test Automation
3 56 (32.37%) Test Scripting
4 50 (28.90%) Software Testing
5 39 (22.54%) Scrum
6 35 (20.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (19.08%) BDD
8 28 (16.18%) Functional Testing
8 28 (16.18%) SDLC
9 26 (15.03%) Test Strategy
10 25 (14.45%) Integration Testing
11 18 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (10.40%) System Integration Testing
12 17 (9.83%) Manual Testing
12 17 (9.83%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (9.25%) Migration
13 16 (9.25%) System Testing
13 16 (9.25%) Test Management
13 16 (9.25%) TOGAF
13 16 (9.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (32.95%) SQL
2 50 (28.90%) Java
3 20 (11.56%) C#
4 19 (10.98%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.09%) PL/SQL
6 13 (7.51%) Python
7 7 (4.05%) VB
8 5 (2.89%) C
8 5 (2.89%) Groovy
8 5 (2.89%) Scala
9 4 (2.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.73%) C++
11 2 (1.16%) Ruby
11 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.58%) Jython
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (68.79%) ISEB
2 46 (26.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (13.87%) Security Cleared
4 18 (10.40%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.20%) Degree
6 6 (3.47%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CCNA
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCP
9 1 (0.58%) MCSA
9 1 (0.58%) MCSE
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PMP
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.08%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.73%) EMIR
2 3 (1.73%) MiFID
2 3 (1.73%) PMO
3 2 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.58%) IFRS
4 1 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (8.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.16%) HDFS
3 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (24.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) WSUS
3 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.58%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.58%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (23.70%) HP
2 29 (16.76%) Oracle
3 23 (13.29%) Atlassian
4 18 (10.40%) IBM
5 14 (8.09%) Microsoft
6 12 (6.94%) Sybase
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco
7 3 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.16%) Dell
8 2 (1.16%) Google
8 2 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.16%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.16%) VMware
9 1 (0.58%) Acme Packet
9 1 (0.58%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.58%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.58%) Huawei
9 1 (0.58%) Lumension
9 1 (0.58%) Veeam
9 1 (0.58%) Xamarin