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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 119 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 3.10% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £254 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -24.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £305 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.46 £34.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
-30.99% +750.00%
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
414 258 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.82% 11.23% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 156 165
Average daily rate £340 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -15 5 £285 +14.00% 4
North Yorkshire +1 2 £350 +35.92%
South Yorkshire -1 1 £400 -
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (26.67%) Change Control
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) RAD
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (20.00%) System Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Cash Management
8 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) NHS
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) WSDL
8 2 (13.33%) SOA

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) DVB
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) WSDL
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) W3C
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) IPTV
3 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Change Control
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) RAD
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Cash Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Tcl
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy