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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 134 139 114
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.18% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 1.30% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 15
Median daily rate £338 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £285 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 - £11.25
ISTQB Foundation Certification
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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
437 384 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.43% 13.61% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 253 198
Median daily rate £408 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.29% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £16.73 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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
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 25 May 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 +2 7 £314 +10.08% 4
North Yorkshire +6 1 £345 +60.46% 1
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 16 (94.12%) ISTQB
2 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
3 11 (64.71%) ISEB
4 10 (58.82%) Selenium
5 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Java
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
7 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
7 5 (29.41%) QA
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle
8 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
8 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
8 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
8 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
8 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
9 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
9 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (17.65%) Test Management
9 3 (17.65%) JIRA
9 3 (17.65%) Kanban

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 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
5 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Leader
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) UAT Lead
3 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Regression Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Kanban
6 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) HP
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