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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 71 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.30% 0.69% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.76% 5.15% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
Average daily rate
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£265 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £286 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £417 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
251 136 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.82% 13.47% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 85 69
Average daily rate £385 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.38 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 28 (93.33%) ISEB
2 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) Oracle
4 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 13 (43.33%) SoapUI
6 13 (43.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (43.33%) SOA
6 13 (43.33%) SOAP
6 13 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (36.67%) Finance
9 10 (33.33%) RAD
9 10 (33.33%) Change Control
9 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (33.33%) SDLC
10 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
10 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (23.33%) Automation Testing
11 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
12 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 5 (16.67%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) .NET
12 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
12 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (16.67%) Web Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Test Management
13 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
14 3 (10.00%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) SoapUI
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Tester
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) SOAP
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (43.33%) SOA
5 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 10 (33.33%) Change Control
6 10 (33.33%) RAD
6 10 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (33.33%) SDLC
7 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Automation Testing
9 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 5 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Test Management
10 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 3 (10.00%) Scrum
11 3 (10.00%) System Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (93.33%) ISEB
2 13 (43.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) HP