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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 120 97 108
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.54% 0.90% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 6.60% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Average daily rate
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£389 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.58% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £11.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+59.57% -57.27%
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
504 318 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.44% 13.55% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 174 138
Average daily rate £370 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £190 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.55 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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
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 4 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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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 -29 10 £406 +35.41% 5
North Yorkshire 0 3 £215 -16.50% 3
South Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
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England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 20 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 17 (70.83%) Software Testing
4 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 8 (33.33%) Coaching
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
6 8 (33.33%) RAD
6 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 8 (33.33%) Change Control
7 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 6 (25.00%) Test Management
9 5 (20.83%) Time Management
9 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Change Management
10 4 (16.67%) HTML
10 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.67%) SQL
10 4 (16.67%) CSS
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Selenium
10 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
11 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 3 (12.50%) QA
11 3 (12.50%) W3C
11 3 (12.50%) WSDL

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
1 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 9 (37.50%) Test Manager
4 8 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
1 4 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) WSDL
2 3 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Software Testing
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 8 (33.33%) Coaching
3 8 (33.33%) RAD
3 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 8 (33.33%) Change Control
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.83%) Time Management
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) SOA
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 20 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
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