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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 76 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.51% 0.97% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.40% 5.94% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 11
Median daily rate £325 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £273 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
193 320 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.25% 16.31% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 208 182
Median daily rate £394 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 10
Median hourly rate £25.49 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.42 £21.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +8 20 £325 +1.56% 11
Halifax +4 2 £262 -7.67% 2
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 20 (64.52%) Software Testing
2 19 (61.29%) ISEB
3 15 (48.39%) Manual Testing
4 14 (45.16%) Automated Testing
4 14 (45.16%) Functional Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Visual Studio
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (25.81%) MSTest
6 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 8 (25.81%) Selenium
6 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
7 7 (22.58%) Kanban
7 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
10 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) Java
10 4 (12.90%) MS Excel

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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
1 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (32.26%) Visual Studio
2 8 (25.81%) MSTest
2 8 (25.81%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.68%) JMeter
5 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) Hudson
5 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
5 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Tester
2 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Games Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Software Testing
2 15 (48.39%) Manual Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Automated Testing
3 14 (45.16%) Functional Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Kanban
6 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.68%) Agile Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) SDLC
10 2 (6.45%) Open Source
10 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Groovy
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) ISEB
2 7 (22.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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