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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.71% 0.60% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.24% 5.74% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate
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£266 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £290 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £334
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
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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
210 122 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.62% 10.50% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 77 82
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £15.50 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.11%

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 29 June 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 23 (95.83%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (54.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) RAD
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Test Management
6 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
6 7 (29.17%) Change Control
6 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (29.17%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (29.17%) SDLC
7 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 5 (20.83%) Coaching
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
7 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
7 5 (20.83%) SOAP
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) Selenium
9 3 (12.50%) Time Management
9 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) C#
9 3 (12.50%) .NET
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (20.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) SOAP
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) RAD
3 7 (29.17%) Test Management
3 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
3 7 (29.17%) Change Control
3 7 (29.17%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (29.17%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 5 (20.83%) Coaching
4 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) ISEB
2 13 (54.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) HP