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 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 85 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 0.77% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.73% 6.84% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
Average daily rate
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£283 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £384 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -7.14%
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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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
220 117 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.66% 11.24% 16.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 72 71
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £14.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £16.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (92.00%) ISEB
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (48.00%) Oracle
6 11 (44.00%) Waterfall
7 10 (40.00%) SoapUI
7 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (40.00%) Change Control
7 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (40.00%) SDLC
7 10 (40.00%) SOAP
7 10 (40.00%) RAD
7 10 (40.00%) SOA
8 9 (36.00%) Finance
9 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Test Management
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) SQL
11 4 (16.00%) .NET
12 3 (12.00%) C#
12 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
12 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
12 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
12 3 (12.00%) Scrum
12 3 (12.00%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Tester
2 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (44.00%) Waterfall
4 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (40.00%) SDLC
4 10 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (40.00%) Change Control
4 10 (40.00%) RAD
4 10 (40.00%) SOA
5 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) Web Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
9 2 (8.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (92.00%) ISEB
2 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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