The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 98 99 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.06% 1.20% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.30% 6.48% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 10
Median daily rate £313 £300 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £325 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
315 525 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.54% 18.46% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 346 307
Median daily rate £375 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 13
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.50 £22.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Yorkshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

ISTQB
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 within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +11 21 £313 +4.16% 17
South Yorkshire -6 1 £275 +22.22%
Humberside - 1 £350 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 17 (54.84%) Software Testing
3 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (45.16%) Functional Testing
5 12 (38.71%) SQL
6 11 (35.48%) Manual Testing
7 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Oracle
8 8 (25.81%) Selenium
8 8 (25.81%) Scrum
8 8 (25.81%) BDD
8 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Java
10 6 (19.35%) .NET
10 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
10 6 (19.35%) QA
11 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
11 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
11 5 (16.13%) JIRA
12 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
12 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
12 4 (12.90%) XML
12 4 (12.90%) Software Delivery

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.90%) MSTest
4 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.68%) Subversion
6 2 (6.45%) Appium
6 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.45%) JMeter
6 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.45%) Maven
6 2 (6.45%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
1 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) REST
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Software Testing
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (45.16%) Functional Testing
4 11 (35.48%) Manual Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Automated Testing
5 10 (32.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.81%) BDD
6 8 (25.81%) Scrum
7 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Regression Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
9 4 (12.90%) Kanban
9 4 (12.90%) SDLC
9 4 (12.90%) Software Delivery
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.68%) Agile Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Test Management
10 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) C
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Groovy
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Siebel