Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 472 434 473
Rank change year-on-year -38 +39 -41
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 71 206 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 2.73% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 114 101
London median daily rate £425 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £275
90th Percentile £510 £575 £500
England median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £39.00 -
England median hourly rate £48.99 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +22.46% -11.11% +20.00%

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 5,893 7,548 8,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.23% 16.13% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,983 4,857 5,414
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.50%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 193 173
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.08 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +12.00% +11.80%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.45 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year +39.33% +0.48% -

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +29 25 £388 -22.50% 2
South London +42 5 £425 -10.53%
West London +9 5 £488 +39.29% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 50 (70.42%) Test Automation
2 45 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (56.34%) ISEB
4 34 (47.89%) Selenium
5 26 (36.62%) Java
6 24 (33.80%) Regression Testing
6 24 (33.80%) QA
6 24 (33.80%) Cucumber
7 23 (32.39%) Finance
8 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (28.17%) Scrum
10 19 (26.76%) Banking
11 17 (23.94%) JIRA
11 17 (23.94%) DevOps
12 16 (22.54%) Manual Testing
13 15 (21.13%) Software Testing
14 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
14 14 (19.72%) WebDriver
15 13 (18.31%) BDD
16 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
16 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (16.90%) API Testing
16 12 (16.90%) SQL
16 12 (16.90%) Web Services
17 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (15.49%) TDD
17 11 (15.49%) Test Planning
17 11 (15.49%) Waterfall
18 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
18 10 (14.08%) Jenkins

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 (12.68%) Confluence
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Azure
2 4 (5.63%) AWS
3 2 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.82%) GCP
3 2 (2.82%) GitHub
4 1 (1.41%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.41%) Serverless
4 1 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.41%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (47.89%) Selenium
2 24 (33.80%) Cucumber
3 17 (23.94%) JIRA
4 14 (19.72%) WebDriver
5 10 (14.08%) Jenkins
5 10 (14.08%) Postman
6 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (9.86%) HP UFT
8 6 (8.45%) Fiddler
8 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
8 6 (8.45%) JMeter
8 6 (8.45%) TeamCity
9 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
9 5 (7.04%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (5.63%) SpecFlow
10 4 (5.63%) Zephyr
11 3 (4.23%) Appium
11 3 (4.23%) Bitbucket
11 3 (4.23%) JBehave
11 3 (4.23%) REST Assured
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 19 (26.76%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Front Office
4 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.82%) International Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 2 (2.82%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Local Government
6 1 (1.41%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
2 22 (30.99%) Test Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Test Leader
4 9 (12.68%) Tester
5 7 (9.86%) Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Developer in Test
5 7 (9.86%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) SAP Manager
9 3 (4.23%) SAP Test Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.82%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.82%) Credit Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.82%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) Web Services
2 7 (9.86%) RESTful
2 7 (9.86%) SOAP
3 5 (7.04%) .NET
4 4 (5.63%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.63%) Node.js
4 4 (5.63%) XML
5 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.82%) HTML
5 2 (2.82%) JSON
5 2 (2.82%) Kafka
5 2 (2.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.82%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (2.82%) XBRL
6 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.41%) J2EE
6 1 (1.41%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) EPoS
2 4 (5.63%) FMCG
3 3 (4.23%) Equities
3 3 (4.23%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) Derivative
5 1 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (1.41%) PACS
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Android
2 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (70.42%) Test Automation
2 45 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.80%) Regression Testing
4 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (28.17%) Scrum
6 17 (23.94%) DevOps
7 16 (22.54%) Manual Testing
8 15 (21.13%) Software Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
10 13 (18.31%) BDD
11 12 (16.90%) API Testing
12 11 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (15.49%) TDD
12 11 (15.49%) Test Planning
12 11 (15.49%) Waterfall
13 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
14 9 (12.68%) Defect Management
14 9 (12.68%) Open Source
15 7 (9.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.62%) Java
2 12 (16.90%) SQL
3 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.68%) C#
5 8 (11.27%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) Groovy
6 3 (4.23%) Java 8
7 2 (2.82%) Ruby
7 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (56.34%) ISEB
2 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) Degree
4 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.80%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) Kibana
3 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) SAP
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle
4 4 (5.63%) HP
5 3 (4.23%) Reuters
6 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.82%) Google
7 1 (1.41%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow