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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.92% 1.16% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.64% 7.44% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Median daily rate £325 £315 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £271 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £394 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
154 215 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.09% 15.61% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 142 128
Median daily rate £363 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.75 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 February 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Manual Testing
2 15 (53.57%) ISEB
3 14 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio
5 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 9 (32.14%) Scrum
7 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 8 (28.57%) Selenium
7 8 (28.57%) MSTest
7 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (28.57%) BDD
7 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Kanban
9 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Oracle
9 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
10 5 (17.86%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) Degree
11 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 4 (14.29%) NHS
11 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
11 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 8 (28.57%) MSTest
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
3 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.71%) JMeter
5 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.14%) Hudson
5 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
5 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Tester
2 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Software Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Games Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Manual Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) Scrum
6 8 (28.57%) BDD
7 7 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Kanban
8 6 (21.43%) Automation Testing
8 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (7.14%) Open Source
11 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 2 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft