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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.44% 0.66% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 5.44% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate
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£258 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.43% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -25.41%
ISTQB
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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
178 147 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.12% 12.08% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 95 73
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (35.00%) Test Management
6 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) RAD
7 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (25.00%) Coaching
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (25.00%) Change Control
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.00%) ITSM
9 3 (15.00%) Service Management
9 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Time Management
9 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
10 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Replication
10 2 (10.00%) Release Management
10 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) RAD
5 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) Coaching
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Change Control
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Time Management
8 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
8 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) R
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) ISEB
2 11 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) HP