The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.53% - 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% - 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£250 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +25.00%
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 South Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
66 40 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.65% 11.70% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 47
Average daily rate £350 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £167 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £37.60 £22.69 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% +14.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £21.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
Sheffield - 1 £250 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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