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 22 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 56 48 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.20% 0.57% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 3.06% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £275 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £348
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
91 98 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 17.81% 18.67% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 47
Median daily rate £425 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £9.05 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £19.48
% change year-on-year
-29.62% +105.39%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -4 1 £275 +22.22%
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Siebel
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (50.00%) HP ASE
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) API Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HP ASE
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Siebel