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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.14% 0.63% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 4.81% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +28.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
300 208 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.06% 13.12% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 124 77
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £200 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £17.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +4 14 £400 +39.13% 4
Bradford -10 1 - -
Halifax - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
3 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (45.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) RAD
6 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
6 8 (25.81%) Change Control
6 8 (25.81%) Test Management
6 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
8 6 (19.35%) QA
8 6 (19.35%) SOA
8 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 6 (19.35%) Coaching
9 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
9 4 (12.90%) Time Management
9 4 (12.90%) Change Management
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.68%) JIRA
10 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.68%) ITSM
10 3 (9.68%) Service Management
10 3 (9.68%) Project Management
10 3 (9.68%) WSDL
10 3 (9.68%) SQL
10 3 (9.68%) SOAP
10 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.23%) LoadUI
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Test Manager
4 8 (25.81%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Tester
5 7 (22.58%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
7 3 (9.68%) Systems Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Tester
8 2 (6.45%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (3.23%) Web Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
9 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) WSDL
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Test Management
4 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
4 8 (25.81%) Change Control
4 8 (25.81%) RAD
5 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) SOA
6 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
6 6 (19.35%) Coaching
7 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) Time Management
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) ITSM
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Service Management
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 14 (45.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
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