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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.62% 1.14% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.40% 5.63% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
Median daily rate £306 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
159 320 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.01% 20.28% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 213 136
Median daily rate £418 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 1
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -6.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Selenium
4 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Java
5 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 6 (27.27%) JIRA
7 5 (22.73%) QA
7 5 (22.73%) Test Management
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
7 5 (22.73%) SDLC
8 4 (18.18%) System Testing
8 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Subversion
9 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.64%) HTML
9 3 (13.64%) CRM
9 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.64%) XML
9 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) SoapUI

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 6 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 4 (18.18%) Subversion
4 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.09%) Appium
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
5 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
6 1 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.55%) JMeter
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Analyst
1 17 (77.27%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 5 (22.73%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) Software Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) Test Management
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
5 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) CRM
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft