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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.31% 0.68% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.55% 4.69% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Median daily rate £306 £271 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £374 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
234 192 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.27% 14.45% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 125 83
Median daily rate £410 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 4 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (76.92%) ISEB
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) Selenium
4 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 11 (28.21%) Waterfall
6 10 (25.64%) .NET
6 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (25.64%) Functional Testing
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) HP
8 7 (17.95%) HP UFT
8 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
8 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
8 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (17.95%) Test Management
8 7 (17.95%) Load Testing
8 7 (17.95%) JIRA
9 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Finance
9 6 (15.38%) Java
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.82%) Publishing
10 5 (12.82%) Analytics
10 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
10 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (12.82%) SDLC
11 4 (10.26%) Test Planning

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) HP UFT
2 7 (17.95%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.13%) Appium
5 2 (5.13%) Metasploit
5 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.13%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) Toad
6 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Publishing
3 2 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Analyst
1 18 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Test Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Web Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Web Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Functional Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) Behat
3 2 (5.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Android
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.21%) Waterfall
4 10 (25.64%) Functional Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Load Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Test Management
5 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
6 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Analytics
7 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
7 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) SDLC
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) ISEB
2 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CREST Certified
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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