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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 38 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 0.82% 1.05% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 5.41% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£213 £244 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +28.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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
75 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in North Yorkshire 30.74% 19.47% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 19 19
Average daily rate £400 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -19.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
York - 1 £205 - 3
Harrogate - - - - 1
Knaresborough - - - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) W3C
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (40.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) SaaS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in North Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) W3C
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
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