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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 88 93 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.31% 1.06% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.82% 7.05% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 8
Median daily rate £300 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
243 241 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.79% 15.05% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 149 74
Median daily rate £425 £355 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.51 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.99% +6.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 25 July 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (71.79%) ISEB
2 19 (48.72%) Selenium
3 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Java
4 11 (28.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 9 (23.08%) SDLC
7 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
7 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (17.95%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) QA
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) BDD
8 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.38%) Software Delivery
9 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
9 6 (15.38%) Test Management
9 6 (15.38%) JIRA
9 6 (15.38%) XML
9 6 (15.38%) HTML
10 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
11 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Test Automation

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 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
4 6 (15.38%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
6 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.69%) Subversion
7 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.13%) JMeter
7 2 (5.13%) Maven
7 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.56%) Appium
8 1 (2.56%) Hudson
8 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Online Betting
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
1 19 (48.72%) Test Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.26%) Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) HTML
1 6 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) Behat
4 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.13%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Middleware
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.56%) RESTful
5 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 9 (23.08%) SDLC
4 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.95%) BDD
5 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 6 (15.38%) Test Management
6 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
8 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) ISEB
2 11 (28.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft