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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 106 77
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.08% 0.79% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.10% 5.70% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 16
Median daily rate £300 £283 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £376 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £344 £323
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +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
310 298 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.21% 13.93% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 186 104
Median daily rate £410 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +14.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +3 19 £300 +6.19% 7
Bradford +1 1 £300 - 2
Huddersfield - 1 - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 (71.74%) ISEB
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
3 19 (41.30%) Selenium
4 12 (26.09%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
6 10 (21.74%) SDLC
7 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
7 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (19.57%) SQL
8 8 (17.39%) Finance
8 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
8 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.22%) BDD
9 7 (15.22%) JIRA
9 7 (15.22%) QA
9 7 (15.22%) XML
10 6 (13.04%) HTML
10 6 (13.04%) .NET
10 6 (13.04%) Test Management
10 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
10 6 (13.04%) Software Delivery
11 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.87%) Degree
11 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
11 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy

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 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 7 (15.22%) JIRA
5 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.52%) Subversion
7 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.35%) JMeter
7 2 (4.35%) Maven
7 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.17%) Appium
8 1 (2.17%) Hudson
8 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Online Betting
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Analyst
1 22 (47.83%) Test Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Strategy Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) XML
2 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) Behat
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) Middleware
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 10 (21.74%) SDLC
5 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 7 (15.22%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Software Delivery
8 6 (13.04%) Test Management
8 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Defect Management
10 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) Ruby
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 12 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.87%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) JDA
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) RedPrairie
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