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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 103 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 24 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.20% 0.75% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 5.64% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 23
Median daily rate £300 £285 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
276 266 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.80% 13.30% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 170 134
Median daily rate £410 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Median hourly rate £12.75 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +6 20 £300 +10.59% 8
Bradford +18 3 £305 +7.01%
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 36 (76.60%) ISEB
2 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) Selenium
4 13 (27.66%) Test Scripting
4 13 (27.66%) Waterfall
5 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
5 12 (25.53%) Functional Testing
6 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (21.28%) SQL
7 10 (21.28%) .NET
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
9 8 (17.02%) HP
9 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
9 8 (17.02%) JIRA
9 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
10 7 (14.89%) Test Management
10 7 (14.89%) Load Testing
10 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
10 7 (14.89%) Java
10 7 (14.89%) Oracle
10 7 (14.89%) SDLC
11 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
11 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
12 5 (10.64%) Publishing
12 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (10.64%) Analytics

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) HP UFT
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.26%) Appium
6 2 (4.26%) Metasploit
6 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.26%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.13%) JMeter
7 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
7 1 (2.13%) Toad
7 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Publishing
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Online Betting
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
1 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.77%) Test Leader
5 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Web Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Functional Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Penetration Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) Behat
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Test Scripting
2 13 (27.66%) Waterfall
3 12 (25.53%) Functional Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Software Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
5 7 (14.89%) Load Testing
5 7 (14.89%) SDLC
5 7 (14.89%) Test Management
6 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
6 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Analytics
7 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.64%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (10.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (76.60%) ISEB
2 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CREST Certified
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) HP
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft