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 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 Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England / Yorkshire
Rank 114 134 119
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.36% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 1.70% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Median daily rate £331 £267 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.17% -31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £253 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £280 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +806.66%

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 Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
West Yorkshire +17 7 £325 +14.63% 5
Humberside - 1 £350 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation 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 Foundation Certification.

1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
3 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (77.78%) ISEB
3 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 7 (77.78%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
4 6 (66.67%) BDD
4 6 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
6 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) .NET
7 3 (33.33%) NHS
7 3 (33.33%) Project Management
7 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
7 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (22.22%) Selenium
8 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
9 1 (11.11%) SDLC
9 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE

ISTQB Foundation 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SpecFlow
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 6 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Automation Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (77.78%) ISEB
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle