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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.64% 1.40% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.76% 7.63% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 5
Median daily rate £325 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £309 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
153 262 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.96% 18.40% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 175 140
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +68.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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 23 January 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Leeds region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 17 (77.27%) ISEB
2 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 11 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 10 (45.45%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
7 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Scrum
7 8 (36.36%) Oracle
7 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (36.36%) BDD
8 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
10 5 (22.73%) .NET
10 5 (22.73%) Java
10 5 (22.73%) Selenium
10 5 (22.73%) Degree
10 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (18.18%) MSTest
11 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (18.18%) Kanban
11 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
11 4 (18.18%) NHS
11 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
11 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
12 3 (13.64%) Agile 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 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (18.18%) MSTest
3 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.64%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) Appium
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Software Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Functional Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
5 8 (36.36%) BDD
5 8 (36.36%) Scrum
5 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Kanban
8 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Project Management
9 3 (13.64%) Software Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) System Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft