The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 134 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 12 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.43% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.51% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Average daily rate £317 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +28.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £18.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+473.33% +59.57%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

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
520 438 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.89% 17.08% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 315 173
Average daily rate £388 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £245 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £20.55 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Yorkshire region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 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
West Yorkshire -11 7 £350 -11.39% 3
South Yorkshire -6 2 £250 -37.50% 1
North Yorkshire +6 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
1 22 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
3 16 (57.14%) SDLC
4 14 (50.00%) Finance
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
6 9 (32.14%) Retail
6 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Legal
7 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
7 8 (28.57%) Client/Server
7 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (21.43%) QA
9 6 (21.43%) Degree
9 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 6 (21.43%) SOA
9 6 (21.43%) Android
10 5 (17.86%) Load Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.86%) BDD
10 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
10 5 (17.86%) Software Architecture
10 5 (17.86%) N-Tier
10 5 (17.86%) Windows
10 5 (17.86%) Oracle
10 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.57%) Appium
4 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Retail
3 8 (28.57%) Legal
3 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Test Leader
1 9 (32.14%) Test Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 2 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) UAT Lead
4 2 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (7.14%) SOAP
1 2 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Android
2 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Software Testing
2 16 (57.14%) SDLC
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) System Integration Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
4 9 (32.14%) Performance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 6 (21.43%) SOA
8 5 (17.86%) BDD
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Load Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
8 5 (17.86%) Software Architecture
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
9 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
1 22 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 6 (21.43%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) HP