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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 73 94
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.10% 1.38% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.42% 11.73% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £319 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £232 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £354 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
297 196 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.10% 11.72% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 119 93
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £440 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.56 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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 -12 22 £265 -22.05% 5
Bradford -8 8 £273 -22.14%
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (92.11%) ISEB
2 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
3 18 (47.37%) SOA
4 17 (44.74%) Oracle
5 16 (42.11%) Test Automation
5 16 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (36.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 14 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 14 (36.84%) SoapUI
6 14 (36.84%) SOAP
7 13 (34.21%) Finance
7 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (31.58%) SDLC
8 12 (31.58%) Change Control
8 12 (31.58%) RAD
9 9 (23.68%) SQL
9 9 (23.68%) .NET
9 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
10 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 7 (18.42%) C#
11 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
11 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
12 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
12 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
12 5 (13.16%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) SoapUI
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
5 1 (2.63%) NUnit
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Tester
2 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) SOAP
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.53%) CSS
3 4 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Software Testing
2 18 (47.37%) SOA
3 16 (42.11%) Test Automation
4 14 (36.84%) Waterfall
5 12 (31.58%) Change Control
5 12 (31.58%) RAD
5 12 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (31.58%) SDLC
6 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
9 4 (10.53%) System Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (92.11%) ISEB
2 16 (42.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) HNC
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) VMware