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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 84 83 89
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.05% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.32% 5.38% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Average daily rate
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£285 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
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
246 186 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.34% 11.97% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 96 118
Average daily rate £325 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £11.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +36.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £14.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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 31 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 31 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 -12 8 £285 +14.00% 5
Bradford - 3 £353 -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 28 (73.68%) ISEB
2 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 14 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Integration Testing
5 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.95%) Finance
6 10 (26.32%) SQL
6 10 (26.32%) Test Management
7 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
8 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 8 (21.05%) QA
8 8 (21.05%) Windows
9 7 (18.42%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.79%) System Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Selenium
10 6 (15.79%) Degree
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.79%) VMware
10 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
10 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
11 5 (13.16%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
11 5 (13.16%) MPEG
11 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
11 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.16%) DVB
1 5 (13.16%) VLAN
2 1 (2.63%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (15.79%) Selenium
3 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.53%) MSTest
4 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
1 18 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Integration Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) SOAP
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
1 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) WSDL
4 1 (2.63%) WF
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.16%) MPEG
2 5 (13.16%) IPTV
2 5 (13.16%) Video on Demand
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) STB
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.63%) NHS
6 1 (2.63%) GIS
6 1 (2.63%) iPad
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.63%) Data Conversion
6 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Software Testing
2 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Integration Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) Test Management
5 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.79%) System Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) BDD
9 5 (13.16%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) Test Planning
9 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Scrum
10 4 (10.53%) User Stories
10 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 3 (7.89%) High Availability
11 3 (7.89%) ATDD
11 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Tcl
2 5 (13.16%) C
2 5 (13.16%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) C++
2 5 (13.16%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) ISEB
2 14 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) HP
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Remedy
4 2 (5.26%) Capita
5 1 (2.63%) Kofax
5 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
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