The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 84 108
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.29% 0.91% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.17% 5.76% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -19.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £340 £334
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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
167 243 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 9.78% 15.78% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 116 136
Average daily rate £325 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.07 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £37.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
ISTQB
Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
Leeds +7 10 £288 +15.00% 4
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 34 (72.34%) ISEB
2 25 (53.19%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (48.94%) Finance
4 20 (42.55%) SQL
5 19 (40.43%) Software Testing
6 18 (38.30%) Banking
6 18 (38.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (34.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (29.79%) Windows
9 12 (25.53%) HP
9 12 (25.53%) VMware
10 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
11 9 (19.15%) High Availability
11 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (17.02%) Oracle
12 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
13 6 (12.77%) Video on Demand
13 6 (12.77%) Test Management
13 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
13 6 (12.77%) ETL
13 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
13 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.77%) DVB
13 6 (12.77%) IPTV
13 6 (12.77%) VLAN
14 5 (10.64%) Degree
14 5 (10.64%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.77%) DVB
1 6 (12.77%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 18 (38.30%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Analyst
1 28 (59.57%) Test Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Test Leader
3 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Video on Demand
1 6 (12.77%) IPTV
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.51%) MPEG
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) STB
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) iPad
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Software Testing
2 11 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (19.15%) Integration Testing
3 9 (19.15%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.15%) High Availability
3 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
5 6 (12.77%) Test Management
5 6 (12.77%) ETL
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
8 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) ITSM
8 3 (6.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
3 4 (8.51%) Tcl
3 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 4 (8.51%) C
3 4 (8.51%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) ISEB
2 18 (38.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (53.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) HP
1 12 (25.53%) VMware
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Remedy
4 3 (6.38%) BMC
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) Capita
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