Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 479 464 459
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 92 162 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 2.20% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 102 84
London median daily rate £455 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £560 £600 £489
England median daily rate £400 £376 £350
% change year-on-year +6.31% +7.50% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £16.50 £115.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -85.65% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +14.65%

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 6,090 7,375 7,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.82% 16.09% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,015 4,781 4,845
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £294
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 196 164
London median hourly rate £33.84 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.26% +11.84% -0.08%
10th Percentile £12.88 £14.13 £13.31
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.47
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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 +26 27 £450 -10.00% 2
West London +20 10 £465 +5.68% 1
South London +49 8 £425 -13.92% 1
East London +9 1 £475 +5.56% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 60 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (61.96%) Test Automation
3 51 (55.43%) ISEB
4 32 (34.78%) Finance
5 31 (33.70%) Selenium
6 28 (30.43%) Regression Testing
7 26 (28.26%) QA
8 22 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (23.91%) JIRA
8 22 (23.91%) Cucumber
9 21 (22.83%) Java
10 20 (21.74%) Scrum
11 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
11 19 (20.65%) DevOps
12 18 (19.57%) Test Management
13 17 (18.48%) Manual Testing
14 16 (17.39%) SQL
14 16 (17.39%) Test Strategy
15 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
15 15 (16.30%) Test Scripting
15 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
15 15 (16.30%) BDD
15 15 (16.30%) Degree
16 14 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 13 (14.13%) Banking
18 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
18 12 (13.04%) WebDriver
19 11 (11.96%) Open Source
19 11 (11.96%) API 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 7 (7.61%) Confluence
2 6 (6.52%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.09%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) AWS
2 7 (7.61%) Azure
3 3 (3.26%) GCP
4 2 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.17%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.17%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.09%) Firebase
5 1 (1.09%) GitHub
5 1 (1.09%) Serverless
5 1 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) DNS
1 1 (1.09%) HTTP
1 1 (1.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.17%) BigQuery
4 2 (2.17%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) Big Data
5 1 (1.09%) OLAP
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (33.70%) Selenium
2 22 (23.91%) Cucumber
2 22 (23.91%) JIRA
3 15 (16.30%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.70%) HP UFT
6 7 (7.61%) JMeter
7 5 (5.43%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.35%) Appium
8 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.26%) Fiddler
9 3 (3.26%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.17%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket Server
11 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.09%) TestRail
General
1 32 (34.78%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Front Office
4 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) International Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (32.61%) Analyst
2 25 (27.17%) Test Analyst
3 21 (22.83%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.96%) Test Leader
5 9 (9.78%) Test Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Tester
7 7 (7.61%) Developer
7 7 (7.61%) Developer in Test
8 6 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.43%) SAP Manager
9 5 (5.43%) SAP Test Manager
10 4 (4.35%) QA Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Agile Test Manager
11 3 (3.26%) Banking Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Credit Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Manager
11 3 (3.26%) UAT Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) Web Services
2 6 (6.52%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.35%) RESTful
4 3 (3.26%) Kafka
4 3 (3.26%) Node.js
4 3 (3.26%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (2.17%) .NET
5 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.17%) SOAP
5 2 (2.17%) Spring
6 1 (1.09%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.09%) HTML
6 1 (1.09%) J2EE
6 1 (1.09%) JSON
6 1 (1.09%) React Native
6 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) FMCG
2 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) EPoS
4 3 (3.26%) Equities
4 3 (3.26%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.17%) Bitcoin
5 2 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.09%) Derivative
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Linux
1 3 (3.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.09%) Android
3 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (61.96%) Test Automation
3 28 (30.43%) Regression Testing
4 22 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (21.74%) Scrum
6 19 (20.65%) DevOps
6 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
7 18 (19.57%) Test Management
8 17 (18.48%) Manual Testing
9 16 (17.39%) Test Strategy
10 15 (16.30%) BDD
10 15 (16.30%) Test Scripting
11 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (13.04%) Waterfall
12 11 (11.96%) API Testing
12 11 (11.96%) ERP
12 11 (11.96%) Open Source
13 10 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.87%) Defect Management
14 8 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) Java
2 16 (17.39%) SQL
3 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
3 7 (7.61%) Python
4 6 (6.52%) C#
5 3 (3.26%) Java 8
6 2 (2.17%) C++
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
6 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (55.43%) ISEB
2 15 (16.30%) Degree
2 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.09%) MCSA
8 1 (1.09%) MCSE
8 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.26%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) IFRS
3 2 (2.17%) GDPR
4 1 (1.09%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP ALM
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.17%) Kibana
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) SAP
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.35%) Google
3 4 (4.35%) HP
4 3 (3.26%) Guidewire
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) Reuters
5 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow