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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 74 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.68% 0.43% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 2.96% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£340 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £343 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
138 135 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.37% 14.53% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 69 112
Average daily rate £325 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £435 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £14.00 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.50 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 August 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) IPTV
3 6 (40.00%) VLAN
3 6 (40.00%) Video on Demand
3 6 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (40.00%) DVB
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) Tcl
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (26.67%) MPEG
5 4 (26.67%) C
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (40.00%) DVB
1 6 (40.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) MSTest
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) IPTV
1 6 (40.00%) Video on Demand
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (26.67%) MPEG
3 2 (13.33%) STB
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) User Stories
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) Tcl
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Capita