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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 90 93 80
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.24% 0.71% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 4.66% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Median daily rate £290 £266 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -3.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.15% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +122.22%
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
239 236 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.48% 15.23% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 156 81
Median daily rate £413 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £437 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 1 July 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 30 (73.17%) ISEB
2 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (39.02%) Selenium
4 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Java
5 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
5 10 (24.39%) Functional Testing
5 10 (24.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
7 7 (17.07%) SQL
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.07%) SDLC
8 6 (14.63%) Test Management
8 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
8 6 (14.63%) JIRA
8 6 (14.63%) .NET
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle
9 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.20%) BDD
9 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
9 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
9 5 (12.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
10 4 (9.76%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.76%) Performance 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 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (39.02%) Selenium
2 6 (14.63%) Cucumber
2 6 (14.63%) JIRA
3 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
4 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
4 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
4 4 (9.76%) Subversion
5 2 (4.88%) JMeter
5 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.44%) Appium
6 1 (2.44%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.44%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Toad
6 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Online Betting
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
1 19 (46.34%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Tester
3 4 (9.76%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) OAT Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Agile Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Web Tester
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 3 (7.32%) Behat
4 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Functional Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
5 7 (17.07%) SDLC
5 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Test Management
7 5 (12.20%) BDD
7 5 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
8 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
8 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Load Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
8 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Java
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (73.17%) ISEB
2 10 (24.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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