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 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 80 91 94
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.45% 1.02% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 5.65% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
Median daily rate £313 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £320 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
189 354 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.08% 17.97% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 226 201
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Median hourly rate £18.24 £21.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.18% +65.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.93 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.50 £13.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Leeds +11 18 £325 +8.33% 12
Halifax +10 3 £275 -2.99% 5
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 22 (81.48%) ISEB
2 16 (59.26%) Software Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
4 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Selenium
8 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Oracle
9 7 (25.93%) Scrum
9 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (25.93%) BDD
10 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (22.22%) Java
10 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
11 5 (18.52%) JIRA
11 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
11 5 (18.52%) QA
11 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
12 4 (14.81%) MSTest
12 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (14.81%) Kanban
12 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
12 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
12 4 (14.81%) SDLC
12 4 (14.81%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (14.81%) MSTest
4 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
5 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (11.11%) Subversion
6 2 (7.41%) Appium
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) Maven
6 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.70%) JMeter
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Software Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) Manual Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) BDD
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
8 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Kanban
10 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (14.81%) SDLC
10 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
11 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Project Management
11 3 (11.11%) System Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Groovy
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft