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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.36% 1.07% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.43% 7.02% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Average daily rate £305 £395 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% +43.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £515 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
269 171 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.22% 15.31% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 133 87
Average daily rate £410 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.31% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (94.87%) ISEB
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (43.59%) .NET
4 13 (33.33%) Selenium
4 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
7 10 (25.64%) Oracle
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
8 9 (23.08%) HP UFT
9 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
9 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (20.51%) HP
9 8 (20.51%) Publishing
9 8 (20.51%) Analytics
9 8 (20.51%) Automation Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Load Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
9 8 (20.51%) Test Management
10 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
10 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
11 6 (15.38%) JIRA
12 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
13 4 (10.26%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) HP UFT
3 8 (20.51%) LoadRunner
4 6 (15.38%) JIRA
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.13%) Metasploit
7 2 (5.13%) Subversion
7 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.56%) Appium
8 1 (2.56%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 8 (20.51%) Publishing
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Analyst
1 22 (56.41%) Test Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Web Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Web Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Tester
6 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.69%) SOA Tester
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) OAT Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.21%) Manual Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
5 8 (20.51%) Analytics
5 8 (20.51%) Automation Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (20.51%) Load Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
6 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) SDLC
10 3 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.13%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (94.87%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft