The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Yorkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.32% 1.05% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 5.66% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
41 53 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 13.27% 18.47% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 29
Average daily rate £350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £44.30 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.13% +92.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £27.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £47.49 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 10 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center