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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 89 91
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.19% 0.20% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.18% 1.74% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 10
Average daily rate
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£340 £288 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £238 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +11.11%
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
207 172 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.94% 11.75% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 80 130
Average daily rate £338 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £101.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +7 9 £340 -2.85% 3
Bradford - 3 £350 -
Wakefield - - - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 31 (70.45%) ISEB
2 18 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (38.64%) Finance
4 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 15 (34.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (34.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (29.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (29.55%) SQL
7 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Windows
9 10 (22.73%) HP
9 10 (22.73%) Test Management
9 10 (22.73%) Banking
10 9 (20.45%) VMware
10 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
10 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
11 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (15.91%) QA
12 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Test Planning
13 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (13.64%) System Testing
13 6 (13.64%) Selenium
13 6 (13.64%) High Availability
13 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
13 6 (13.64%) Degree
14 5 (11.36%) IPTV
14 5 (11.36%) VLAN
14 5 (11.36%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) VLAN
1 5 (11.36%) DVB
1 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
2 1 (2.27%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.27%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (13.64%) Selenium
3 4 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.09%) MSTest
4 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Analyst
1 20 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Test Leader
3 7 (15.91%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Tester
5 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Integration Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 4 (9.09%) SOAP
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) WF
3 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) IPTV
1 5 (11.36%) Video on Demand
1 5 (11.36%) Client/Server
1 5 (11.36%) MPEG
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) STB
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.27%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) GIS
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 15 (34.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Test Management
5 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
6 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Test Planning
8 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (13.64%) System Testing
8 6 (13.64%) High Availability
8 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.36%) BDD
9 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
9 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.36%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 4 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) Tcl
2 5 (11.36%) Perl
2 5 (11.36%) C
2 5 (11.36%) C++
3 4 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (70.45%) ISEB
2 15 (34.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) HP
2 9 (20.45%) VMware
3 5 (11.36%) Remedy
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) BMC
6 2 (4.55%) Capita
7 1 (2.27%) Kofax
7 1 (2.27%) Business Objects