Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 462 483
Rank change year-on-year +133 +21 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 42 126 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 2.00% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 82 108
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +13.21%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £313
90th Percentile £583 £561 £600
England median daily rate £413 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.89% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% -13.33%

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 3,174 6,308 7,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.86% 15.67% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,982 4,109 4,891
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 113 212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% +1.82%
10th Percentile £19.99 £12.65 £14.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.00 £48.66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £23.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +52.46% -20.69%

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 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +123 13 £475 +2.70% 2
West London +47 2 £419 -5.90%
North London - 2 £300 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 34 (80.95%) Test Automation
2 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (52.38%) ISEB
4 20 (47.62%) Selenium
5 18 (42.86%) JIRA
5 18 (42.86%) Finance
6 17 (40.48%) SQL
7 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
7 16 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (35.71%) Java
9 14 (33.33%) Regression Testing
9 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 14 (33.33%) SDLC
10 12 (28.57%) Confluence
11 11 (26.19%) TDD
11 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (23.81%) Test Management
12 10 (23.81%) .NET
12 10 (23.81%) Oracle
12 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
12 10 (23.81%) BDD
12 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
12 10 (23.81%) Functional Testing
12 10 (23.81%) DevOps
13 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
14 8 (19.05%) QA
15 7 (16.67%) Degree
15 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (16.67%) System Testing

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 12 (28.57%) Confluence
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Azure
2 5 (11.90%) GitHub
3 4 (9.52%) AWS
4 3 (7.14%) GCP
5 2 (4.76%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.38%) PaaS
6 1 (2.38%) SaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
1 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Selenium
2 18 (42.86%) JIRA
3 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.90%) HP UFT
5 5 (11.90%) Zephyr
6 4 (9.52%) eggPlant
6 4 (9.52%) JMeter
6 4 (9.52%) Postman
7 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.14%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (7.14%) SilkTest
7 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
8 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
8 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.76%) NUnit
8 2 (4.76%) TestRail
9 1 (2.38%) Protractor
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 5 (11.90%) Technical Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Developer in Test
7 1 (2.38%) Java Automation Tester
7 1 (2.38%) NetSuite Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) RESTful
4 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) JSON
4 3 (7.14%) Node.js
4 3 (7.14%) SOAP
4 3 (7.14%) XBRL
5 2 (4.76%) Express
5 2 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.38%) COM
6 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Test Automation
2 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (33.33%) SDLC
5 11 (26.19%) TDD
5 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (23.81%) BDD
6 10 (23.81%) DevOps
6 10 (23.81%) Functional Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Test Management
6 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 7 (16.67%) System Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) Java
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.52%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) C
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) ISEB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) AAT
7 1 (2.38%) ACCA
7 1 (2.38%) CIMA
7 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.76%) Terraform
2 1 (2.38%) Grafana
2 1 (2.38%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) SAP
4 5 (11.90%) Atlassian
5 3 (7.14%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) HubSpot
6 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.38%) Pega