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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 106 115 115
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.18% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 1.33% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
Average daily rate
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£235 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.78% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £330 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £346 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £294
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £16.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+28.90% -22.89%
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
292 300 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.27% 13.40% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 142 206
Average daily rate £336 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £14.50 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.71 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +17 9 £235 -28.78% 2
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (96.00%) ISEB
2 22 (88.00%) Software Testing
3 21 (84.00%) ISTQB
4 12 (48.00%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (44.00%) Banking
6 10 (40.00%) Finance
7 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
9 7 (28.00%) QA
9 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (24.00%) SQL
10 6 (24.00%) Linux
10 6 (24.00%) Test Management
10 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (20.00%) Video on Demand
11 5 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
11 5 (20.00%) C
11 5 (20.00%) C++
11 5 (20.00%) Perl
11 5 (20.00%) Tcl
11 5 (20.00%) Client/Server
11 5 (20.00%) MPEG
11 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
11 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.00%) DVB
11 5 (20.00%) Retail
11 5 (20.00%) IPTV

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) DVB
1 5 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
1 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 11 (44.00%) Banking
2 10 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Integration Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Operator
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Video on Demand
1 5 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (20.00%) MPEG
1 5 (20.00%) IPTV
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) NHS
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) STB
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) CentOS
2 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) Test Management
5 6 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) System Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.00%) ITSM
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) V-Model
8 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
9 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C
2 5 (20.00%) C++
2 5 (20.00%) Perl
2 5 (20.00%) Tcl
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) VB
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) ISEB
2 21 (84.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Remedy
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) BMC
3 2 (8.00%) Capita
4 1 (4.00%) Splunk
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Business Objects