The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 104 75 76
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.55% 1.68% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 13.57% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 14
Average daily rate
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£280 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £351 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
- -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -25.41%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
249 221 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.54% 12.35% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 139 99
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Average hourly rate £22.22 £15.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.35% +21.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Leeds -15 6 £258 -10.43% 6
Bradford -16 5 £285 +5.55% 1
Halifax -11 1 £280 -15.15% 1
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 26 (83.87%) ISEB
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) Software Testing
4 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Test Management
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) RAD
8 6 (19.35%) SOA
8 6 (19.35%) QA
8 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 6 (19.35%) Coaching
8 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
8 6 (19.35%) Change Control
9 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) C#
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
10 4 (12.90%) CSS
10 4 (12.90%) XML
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.90%) Change Management
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.23%) LoadUI
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Test Manager
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
8 2 (6.45%) Systems Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
9 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.23%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Software Testing
3 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Test Management
4 6 (19.35%) RAD
4 6 (19.35%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
4 6 (19.35%) Coaching
4 6 (19.35%) Waterfall
4 6 (19.35%) Change Control
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) ITSM
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (83.87%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Apple