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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 131 127 119
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 3.86% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 10
Median daily rate £338 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £413 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 - £11.25
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
436 415 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.09% 14.20% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 273 187
Median daily rate £410 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £449 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 23
Median hourly rate £14.63 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.50% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £30.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +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
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 3 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 +7 6 £314 -19.55% 4
North Yorkshire +7 2 £345 +60.46% 1
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (65.00%) ISEB
3 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (45.00%) Selenium
6 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Java
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) SDLC
9 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) QA
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle
9 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (20.00%) Android
10 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
11 3 (15.00%) Test Management
11 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
11 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
11 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 3 (15.00%) Kanban
11 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (15.00%) BDD

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 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.00%) Appium
4 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Lead
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (5.00%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (30.00%) SDLC
6 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) Kanban
8 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (65.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
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