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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.28% 0.83% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.31% 6.18% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 8
Average daily rate £270 £320 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £151 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £342 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
223 178 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.43% 13.46% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 81 121
Average daily rate £333 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Average hourly rate £13.29 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.56% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Halifax +4 7 £315 - 1
Bradford +2 5 £270 -18.18%
Leeds -18 4 £350 +11.11% 4
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (82.93%) ISEB
2 22 (53.66%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (48.78%) Banking
4 18 (43.90%) Finance
5 17 (41.46%) Software Testing
6 14 (34.15%) SQL
7 11 (26.83%) Windows
7 11 (26.83%) Retail
8 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
9 9 (21.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (19.51%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) HP
11 7 (17.07%) VMware
11 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
11 7 (17.07%) High Availability
12 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
12 6 (14.63%) ETL
13 4 (9.76%) Change Management
13 4 (9.76%) Migration
13 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking
13 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
13 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
13 4 (9.76%) Test Management
14 3 (7.32%) Change Control
14 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
14 3 (7.32%) QA
14 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.88%) DVB
1 2 (4.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.88%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) MSTest
2 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (48.78%) Banking
2 18 (43.90%) Finance
3 11 (26.83%) Retail
4 4 (9.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Analyst
1 36 (87.80%) Test Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Business Test Analyst
2 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
3 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (4.88%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
3 2 (4.88%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (4.88%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Tester
4 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) IPTV
1 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (4.88%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Software Testing
2 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (24.39%) Test Scripting
3 7 (17.07%) High Availability
3 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (14.63%) ETL
4 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Test Management
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.32%) Change Control
6 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.32%) RAD
7 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) ATDD
7 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (82.93%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (53.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) HP
2 7 (17.07%) VMware
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) BMC
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
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