The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Advanced Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Advanced Certification over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England / Yorkshire
Rank - 141 132
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.036% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
327 471 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.91% 16.92% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 299 298
Median daily rate £388 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 17
Median hourly rate £24.50 £12.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.55% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.42 £26.05 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification across the Yorkshire region.

ISTQB Advanced Certification Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA