The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 72 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.80% 0.23% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 1.67% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£340 £295 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £251 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £339 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
149 120 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.87% 13.51% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 62 103
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Leeds region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) IPTV
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) Tcl
5 4 (26.67%) DVB
5 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (26.67%) MPEG
5 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) C
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) DVB
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) MSTest
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (26.67%) MPEG
1 4 (26.67%) IPTV
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
2 2 (13.33%) STB
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Integration Testing
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) User Stories
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) Tcl
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Capita
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