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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 92 105
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.35% 0.39% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.50% 2.90% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 10
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£319 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £231 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £342 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
200 207 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.75% 13.38% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 145
Average daily rate £325 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.30 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +2 7 £340 +8.80% 4
Wakefield - - - - 1
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 39 (76.47%) ISEB
2 23 (45.10%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (41.18%) Finance
4 20 (39.22%) Software Testing
4 20 (39.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (33.33%) SQL
6 16 (31.37%) Banking
7 15 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (23.53%) Windows
8 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
10 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
10 10 (19.61%) Test Management
10 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
10 10 (19.61%) VMware
10 10 (19.61%) HP
10 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (13.73%) DVB
11 7 (13.73%) Ethernet
11 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
11 7 (13.73%) Oracle
11 7 (13.73%) IPTV
11 7 (13.73%) VLAN
11 7 (13.73%) High Availability
11 7 (13.73%) Video on Demand
11 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
12 6 (11.76%) QA
12 6 (11.76%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) DVB
1 7 (13.73%) Ethernet
1 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
1 7 (13.73%) VLAN
2 1 (1.96%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.96%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (11.76%) Selenium
3 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
3 4 (7.84%) MSTest
3 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) Toad
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 16 (31.37%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (54.90%) Analyst
1 28 (54.90%) Test Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Test Leader
3 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Integration Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
1 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
1 4 (7.84%) SOAP
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) IPTV
1 7 (13.73%) Video on Demand
2 5 (9.80%) Client/Server
2 5 (9.80%) MPEG
3 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) STB
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) GIS
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.96%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.96%) iPhone
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Software Testing
2 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Test Management
4 10 (19.61%) Test Strategy
4 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (13.73%) High Availability
5 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (9.80%) ETL
7 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.80%) BDD
7 5 (9.80%) System Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) Tcl
2 5 (9.80%) Perl
2 5 (9.80%) C
2 5 (9.80%) C++
3 4 (7.84%) C#
3 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (76.47%) ISEB
2 20 (39.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) VMware
1 10 (19.61%) HP
2 7 (13.73%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Remedy
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (3.92%) Capita
6 1 (1.96%) Kofax
6 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
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