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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 77 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.09% 0.37% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.18% 2.88% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £390 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -60.83%
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
159 139 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.35% 12.87% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 82 53
Average daily rate £370 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 March 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (70.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (40.00%) RAD
4 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (40.00%) Change Control
5 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (25.00%) Coaching
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.00%) ITSM
9 3 (15.00%) Service Management
9 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Time Management
9 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
10 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
10 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (10.00%) JIRA
10 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
10 2 (10.00%) QA
10 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (35.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
6 4 (20.00%) Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) WSDL
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) RAD
3 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (40.00%) Change Control
4 7 (35.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) Coaching
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Time Management
8 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
8 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISEB
2 14 (70.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP