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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 105 104 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -35
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.98% 1.13% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 8.25% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 15
Median daily rate £300 £280 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £379 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +122.22%
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
292 315 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.38% 13.66% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 197 117
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £463 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Median hourly rate £12.25 £15.56 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.24% +0.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £27.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 17 £281 +2.27% 4
Bradford +5 1 £300 +5.26% 1
Huddersfield - 1 - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 33 (75.00%) ISEB
2 20 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (40.91%) Selenium
5 13 (29.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (29.55%) Java
6 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 10 (22.73%) SQL
8 9 (20.45%) SDLC
8 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
8 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
9 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 8 (18.18%) QA
9 8 (18.18%) Software Delivery
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
10 7 (15.91%) SoapUI
10 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
10 7 (15.91%) JIRA
10 7 (15.91%) Test Management
10 7 (15.91%) BDD
11 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
11 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle
11 6 (13.64%) XML
11 6 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
12 5 (11.36%) .NET
12 5 (11.36%) C#
12 5 (11.36%) HTML

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 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.55%) DB2
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
3 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.91%) JIRA
4 7 (15.91%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.09%) Subversion
6 2 (4.55%) Appium
6 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.55%) JMeter
6 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.55%) Maven
6 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.27%) Hudson
7 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Games
2 2 (4.55%) Online Betting
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
1 21 (47.73%) Test Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) XML
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 3 (6.82%) Behat
5 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.55%) REST
5 2 (4.55%) Spring
6 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.27%) CSS
6 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (20.45%) SDLC
4 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
4 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Waterfall
5 8 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 7 (15.91%) BDD
6 7 (15.91%) Test Management
6 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 6 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.36%) System Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) C#
4 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby
5 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (75.00%) ISEB
2 13 (29.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) JDA
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) RedPrairie
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