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 28 September 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 89 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.59% 1.29% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 7.53% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £275 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £253 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £378 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
ISTQB
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
180 279 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.29% 17.10% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 162 102
Median daily rate £360 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £488 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £12.25 £17.77 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.06% +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 23 (85.19%) ISEB
2 17 (62.96%) Software Testing
3 16 (59.26%) Selenium
4 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) Java
6 9 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
8 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
8 7 (25.93%) QA
8 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
8 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Test Management
9 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 6 (22.22%) JIRA
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
10 5 (18.52%) System Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
10 5 (18.52%) SDLC
10 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
11 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
11 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
11 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) Subversion
11 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
4 6 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
5 4 (14.81%) Subversion
6 2 (7.41%) Appium
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.41%) JMeter
6 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.41%) Maven
6 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.70%) Hudson
7 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
1 17 (62.96%) Test Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) Behat
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Software Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
4 7 (25.93%) Functional Testing
4 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (22.22%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) Test Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 5 (18.52%) System Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
6 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) ISEB
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) HP