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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 90 89 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.25% 1.03% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 6.98% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 7
Average daily rate £300 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
350 258 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.49% 14.73% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 183 124
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 22 £310 -21.51% 6
Bradford +11 1 £300 -
Halifax - 1 £284 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 39 (86.67%) ISEB
2 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) .NET
4 15 (33.33%) Selenium
4 15 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
6 12 (26.67%) SQL
7 11 (24.44%) HP UFT
7 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Test Management
9 9 (20.00%) JIRA
9 9 (20.00%) HP
9 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (20.00%) Oracle
9 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Analytics
10 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
10 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
10 8 (17.78%) Publishing
10 8 (17.78%) Load Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
11 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
11 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
11 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Finance
13 5 (11.11%) QA
13 5 (11.11%) Defect Tracking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Selenium
2 11 (24.44%) HP UFT
3 9 (20.00%) JIRA
4 8 (17.78%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.89%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (8.89%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.44%) Appium
7 2 (4.44%) Metasploit
7 2 (4.44%) Subversion
7 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.22%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.22%) TestPartner
8 1 (2.22%) Toad
8 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (17.78%) Publishing
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Analyst
1 24 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Tester
3 9 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Web Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Web Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) OAT Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) OAT Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.22%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
3 11 (24.44%) Manual Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Test Management
5 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Analytics
6 8 (17.78%) Load Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
7 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (86.67%) ISEB
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) CREST Certified
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) HNC
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) HP
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft