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 1 October 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 133 142 118
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.44% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 2.60% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Median daily rate £278 £297 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +36.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £400 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +74.35%
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
391 539 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.81% 16.75% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 347 206
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.86 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.86% -2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 6 £275 +2.80% 2
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England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 18 (85.71%) ISEB
1 18 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Selenium
4 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 8 (38.10%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) Software Delivery
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 6 (28.57%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) CRM
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
7 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (19.05%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) Oracle
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) V-Model
9 3 (14.29%) Data Management
9 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (14.29%) JIRA
9 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Selenium
2 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.52%) Appium
5 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.52%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (19.05%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) CRM Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Master Data Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Master Data Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) REST
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Software Delivery
4 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (28.57%) CRM
6 5 (23.81%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Test Management
8 3 (14.29%) Data Management
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Master Data Management
8 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (14.29%) V-Model
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) ISEB
1 18 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle