Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 344 482
Rank change year-on-year -81 +138 +21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 81 45 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.35% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 81
10th Percentile £344 £318 £313
25th Percentile £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £575 £525
90th Percentile £638 £619 £563
England median daily rate £425 £425 £397
% change year-on-year - +7.05% +1.47%

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 4,808 3,331 6,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.15% 20.39% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,209 2,299 4,244
10th Percentile £350 £315 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £590 £613
90th Percentile £713 £660 £700
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.73% +1.47% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 49 98
10th Percentile £18.72 £18.00 £12.28
25th Percentile £23.00 £21.00 £18.45
Median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +20.69% +34.88%
75th Percentile £49.57 £47.75 £47.83
90th Percentile £61.50 £52.15 £53.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £31.39 £33.50
% change year-on-year -1.24% -6.30% +46.67%

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 23 July 2021.

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 23 July 2021. 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 -39 3 £513 +2.50% 1
West London - 2 - - 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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 53 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (54.32%) ISEB
3 26 (32.10%) Software Testing
4 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
4 23 (28.40%) Azure
5 22 (27.16%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (27.16%) Social Skills
6 21 (25.93%) Test Management
7 20 (24.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (24.69%) QA
7 20 (24.69%) Test Strategy
7 20 (24.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (23.46%) SQL
8 19 (23.46%) Degree
8 19 (23.46%) Scrum
8 19 (23.46%) SDLC
9 17 (20.99%) Finance
9 17 (20.99%) JIRA
9 17 (20.99%) Waterfall
10 16 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (18.52%) Selenium
11 15 (18.52%) Performance Testing
12 14 (17.28%) DevOps
12 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (17.28%) Defect Management
13 13 (16.05%) REST
13 13 (16.05%) AWS
13 13 (16.05%) Java
14 12 (14.81%) SOAP
14 12 (14.81%) Microsoft

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 5 (6.17%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.70%) Summit
2 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.23%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.40%) Azure
2 13 (16.05%) AWS
3 5 (6.17%) GitHub
4 4 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.94%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.47%) npm
6 2 (2.47%) PaaS
6 2 (2.47%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.47%) Snowflake
7 1 (1.23%) BrowserStack
7 1 (1.23%) GCP
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (1.23%) NuGet
7 1 (1.23%) SaaS
7 1 (1.23%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (1.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 2 (2.47%) HTTP
2 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 1 (1.23%) 5G
3 1 (1.23%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) SD-WAN
3 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.41%) MySQL
2 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.47%) DB2
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.47%) Power BI
6 1 (1.23%) Riak
6 1 (1.23%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (20.99%) JIRA
2 15 (18.52%) Selenium
3 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.35%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.41%) JMeter
5 6 (7.41%) Postman
6 5 (6.17%) eggPlant
6 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.94%) REST Assured
8 3 (3.70%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.70%) Gatling
8 3 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.47%) Appium
9 2 (2.47%) Cypress.io
9 2 (2.47%) Grunt
9 2 (2.47%) Maven
9 2 (2.47%) Mocha
9 2 (2.47%) NeoLoad
9 2 (2.47%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.47%) webpack
General
1 22 (27.16%) Social Skills
2 17 (20.99%) Finance
3 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (11.11%) Banking
5 6 (7.41%) Public Sector
6 4 (4.94%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (3.70%) Law
7 3 (3.70%) Legal
7 3 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.47%) Retail
9 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.23%) Games
9 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Test Manager
3 18 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) Tester
5 8 (9.88%) Developer
6 6 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) SAP Manager
6 6 (7.41%) SAP Test Manager
6 6 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) iOS Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Senior iOS Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.70%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.70%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) REST
2 12 (14.81%) SOAP
3 10 (12.35%) Web Services
4 9 (11.11%) RESTful
5 5 (6.17%) HTML
5 5 (6.17%) JSON
5 5 (6.17%) RxSwift
6 4 (4.94%) CSS
6 4 (4.94%) Mongoose
6 4 (4.94%) React Native
7 3 (3.70%) .NET
7 3 (3.70%) Spring
8 2 (2.47%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (2.47%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (2.47%) jQuery
8 2 (2.47%) Node.js
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.47%) PhoneGap
8 2 (2.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) User Experience
1 7 (8.64%) Video\Live Streaming
2 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.17%) Video on Demand
3 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.47%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.17%) tvOS
3 4 (4.94%) Android
3 4 (4.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) zOS
5 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (65.43%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.10%) Software Testing
3 23 (28.40%) Test Automation
4 22 (27.16%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (25.93%) Test Management
6 20 (24.69%) Test Strategy
6 20 (24.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (23.46%) Scrum
7 19 (23.46%) SDLC
8 17 (20.99%) Waterfall
9 16 (19.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (18.52%) Performance Testing
11 14 (17.28%) Defect Management
11 14 (17.28%) DevOps
12 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
12 12 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (13.58%) TDD
13 11 (13.58%) Validation
14 10 (12.35%) ETL
14 10 (12.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) Apple Swift
4 8 (9.88%) C#
4 8 (9.88%) Python
5 7 (8.64%) PL/SQL
5 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.94%) Kotlin
7 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.70%) Java 8
9 2 (2.47%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.47%) ES6
9 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.23%) C++
10 1 (1.23%) COBOL
10 1 (1.23%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 44 (54.32%) ISEB
2 20 (24.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (23.46%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.70%) APMP
6 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) HNC
7 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (24.69%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.23%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) SAP
4 5 (6.17%) Apple
5 4 (4.94%) Xamarin
6 3 (3.70%) Google
6 3 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco
7 2 (2.47%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) Juniper
7 2 (2.47%) OutSystems
7 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.47%) Splunk
8 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.23%) Databricks
8 1 (1.23%) FXall
8 1 (1.23%) IBM
8 1 (1.23%) Tradeweb
8 1 (1.23%) Zscaler