The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the North Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 0.90% - 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.45% - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £250 - £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISTQB
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
North Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31 63 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 13.90% 25.93% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 13
Average daily rate £315 £401 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +33.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+323.07% +1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the North Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in North Yorkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the North Yorkshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the North Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ripon - 1 - -
York - 1 £250 - 3
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North Yorkshire 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Lead
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle