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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 297 296
Rank change year-on-year -47 -1  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 56 137 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 3.52% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 92 66
Median daily rate £393 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +22.85% +77.21%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3372 3888 3607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.11% 17.23% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2293 2752 2365
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 53 87
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 6 £400 -5.88% 14
Hammersmith - 2 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 75 (59.06%) ISEB
2 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (33.86%) SQL
4 41 (32.28%) Test Scripting
5 40 (31.50%) Finance
6 34 (26.77%) JIRA
7 30 (23.62%) Software Testing
8 29 (22.83%) Test Strategy
9 28 (22.05%) Functional Testing
10 26 (20.47%) Test Automation
11 25 (19.69%) Selenium
11 25 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (18.90%) Banking
13 23 (18.11%) Test Management
13 23 (18.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 22 (17.32%) XML
15 21 (16.54%) Java
15 21 (16.54%) QA
16 19 (14.96%) HP UFT
17 18 (14.17%) Windows
17 18 (14.17%) Defect Management
17 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
18 17 (13.39%) BDD
18 17 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (12.60%) HP
19 16 (12.60%) Unix
19 16 (12.60%) Oracle
19 16 (12.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 15 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
20 15 (11.81%) Linux

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 9 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.79%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Project
3 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.57%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.57%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.79%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.81%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.15%) GIS
4 2 (1.57%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (26.77%) JIRA
2 25 (19.69%) Selenium
3 19 (14.96%) HP UFT
4 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.02%) Git (software)
6 11 (8.66%) WebDriver
7 10 (7.87%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.87%) SoapUI
7 10 (7.87%) TeamCity
8 8 (6.30%) JMeter
9 7 (5.51%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (5.51%) TestRail
9 7 (5.51%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.72%) Maven
10 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.15%) Capybara
11 4 (3.15%) eggPlant
11 4 (3.15%) Mercurial
11 4 (3.15%) NeoLoad
11 4 (3.15%) NUnit
General
1 40 (31.50%) Finance
2 24 (18.90%) Banking
3 11 (8.66%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Games
5 4 (3.15%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Advertising
6 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.36%) Law
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.57%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.79%) Billing
8 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) iGaming
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (33.86%) Analyst
2 40 (31.50%) Test Analyst
3 36 (28.35%) Tester
4 24 (18.90%) Test Manager
5 18 (14.17%) Automation Tester
6 17 (13.39%) Automation Test Analyst
7 13 (10.24%) Test Leader
8 9 (7.09%) Architect
9 7 (5.51%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Software Architect
10 6 (4.72%) Java Architect
11 5 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Software Tester
12 4 (3.15%) J2EE Architect
12 4 (3.15%) Manual Tester
12 4 (3.15%) QA Tester
12 4 (3.15%) Senior Test Manager
12 4 (3.15%) Senior Tester
12 4 (3.15%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.32%) XML
2 13 (10.24%) RESTful
3 12 (9.45%) J2EE
3 12 (9.45%) Web Services
4 11 (8.66%) .NET
5 9 (7.09%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.09%) Hibernate
5 9 (7.09%) HTML
5 9 (7.09%) JSON
5 9 (7.09%) SOAP
5 9 (7.09%) Spring
6 8 (6.30%) Apache Flex
6 8 (6.30%) BlazeDS
6 8 (6.30%) Spring MVC
6 8 (6.30%) XSL
6 8 (6.30%) XSLT
7 4 (3.15%) CSS
7 4 (3.15%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.36%) Contactless
3 3 (2.36%) Derivative
3 3 (2.36%) Equities
3 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
3 3 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.36%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.36%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.36%) Tandem
4 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.57%) EPoS
4 2 (1.57%) Online Gambling
4 2 (1.57%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) Online Games
5 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.17%) Windows
2 16 (12.60%) Unix
3 15 (11.81%) Linux
4 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.15%) Mac OS
5 4 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (44.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.28%) Test Scripting
3 30 (23.62%) Software Testing
4 29 (22.83%) Test Strategy
5 28 (22.05%) Functional Testing
6 26 (20.47%) Test Automation
7 25 (19.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (18.11%) Test Management
9 18 (14.17%) Defect Management
10 17 (13.39%) BDD
10 17 (13.39%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (11.81%) Validation
12 14 (11.02%) Integration Testing
12 14 (11.02%) ITIL
13 13 (10.24%) Automated Testing
13 13 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (9.45%) Regression Testing
15 11 (8.66%) Performance Testing
15 11 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.86%) SQL
2 21 (16.54%) Java
3 10 (7.87%) C#
4 9 (7.09%) PL/SQL
5 8 (6.30%) ActionScript
6 7 (5.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.15%) Ruby
8 3 (2.36%) C
8 3 (2.36%) Python
9 2 (1.57%) PHP
9 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.79%) Scala
10 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (59.06%) ISEB
2 23 (18.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 12 (9.45%) Degree
5 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.54%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.57%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.57%) EMIR
3 2 (1.57%) MiFID
3 2 (1.57%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) XenApp
1 4 (3.15%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.36%) Graphite
2 3 (2.36%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 16 (12.60%) HP
1 16 (12.60%) Oracle
2 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.87%) IBM
4 9 (7.09%) Sybase
5 8 (6.30%) Adobe
6 6 (4.72%) AppDynamics
6 6 (4.72%) SAP
7 3 (2.36%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco
8 2 (1.57%) Informatica
8 2 (1.57%) Splunk
8 2 (1.57%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
9 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.79%) Cognos
9 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.79%) Siebel
9 1 (0.79%) Workday
9 1 (0.79%) WorldPay
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