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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 131 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 9 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.30% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 5.14% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 9
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £212 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.60%
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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
408 253 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.68% 10.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 150 153
Average daily rate £363 £345 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -57.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £25.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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
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 31 July 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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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 -26 9 £288 +4.54% 1
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England

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (100.00%) ISEB
2 23 (92.00%) ISTQB
3 19 (76.00%) Software Testing
4 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (52.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (48.00%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (48.00%) SDLC
6 12 (48.00%) Change Control
6 12 (48.00%) RAD
7 11 (44.00%) Finance
8 8 (32.00%) SOA
8 8 (32.00%) Oracle
8 8 (32.00%) SOAP
8 8 (32.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
8 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
9 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (24.00%) Coaching
10 6 (24.00%) Test Management
11 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
11 5 (20.00%) Change Management
12 4 (16.00%) SQL
12 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
12 4 (16.00%) Time Management
13 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
13 3 (12.00%) QA
13 3 (12.00%) Selenium
13 3 (12.00%) JavaScript

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.00%) Selenium
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Tester
3 7 (28.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) W3C
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) Waterfall
4 12 (48.00%) Change Control
4 12 (48.00%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (48.00%) SDLC
4 12 (48.00%) RAD
5 8 (32.00%) SOA
5 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (24.00%) Coaching
7 6 (24.00%) Test Management
8 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Change Management
9 4 (16.00%) Time Management
9 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
12 1 (4.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) ISEB
2 23 (92.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) HP