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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.27% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 3.85% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £288 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +22.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £298 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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
180 130 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.33% 13.49% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 79 53
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £112.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -84.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (75.00%) ISEB
2 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (35.00%) Change Control
6 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) RAD
7 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (25.00%) Coaching
9 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.00%) ITSM
10 3 (15.00%) Service Management
10 3 (15.00%) Change Management
10 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (15.00%) Time Management
11 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
11 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
11 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Replication
11 2 (10.00%) Release Management
11 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
11 2 (10.00%) Telecoms

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Manager
1 7 (35.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (35.00%) Change Control
4 7 (35.00%) RAD
5 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (25.00%) Coaching
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.00%) ITSM
8 3 (15.00%) Service Management
8 3 (15.00%) Change Management
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Time Management
9 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
9 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) HP