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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 105 99 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.69% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 6.00% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 6
Average daily rate
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£280 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +25.00%
ISTQB
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
360 250 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.86% 11.02% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 141 185
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £471 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.66% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.25 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 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 -10 11 £285 +14.00% 8
North Yorkshire - 3 £223 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB 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.

1 34 (79.07%) ISEB
2 16 (37.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
4 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
6 12 (27.91%) Finance
7 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
8 10 (23.26%) Test Management
8 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
9 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
10 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
10 8 (18.60%) Selenium
11 7 (16.28%) QA
11 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.28%) Test Planning
12 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
12 6 (13.95%) C#
12 6 (13.95%) SOAP
12 6 (13.95%) Windows
12 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
12 6 (13.95%) System Testing
13 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
13 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
13 5 (11.63%) Degree
13 5 (11.63%) Scrum
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
13 5 (11.63%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DVB
1 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.65%) VLAN
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.33%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (9.30%) MSTest
4 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.98%) JIRA
5 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.33%) Toad
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Test Analyst
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Test Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Systems Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) SOAP
2 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) CSS
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) WSDL
5 2 (4.65%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.98%) W3C
4 2 (4.65%) Video on Demand
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) MPEG
4 2 (4.65%) IPTV
5 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.33%) iPhone
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) GIS
5 1 (2.33%) iPad
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.88%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
4 10 (23.26%) Test Management
4 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.60%) Test Strategy
7 7 (16.28%) Test Planning
8 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) System Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Scrum
9 5 (11.63%) BDD
10 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
10 4 (9.30%) User Stories
10 4 (9.30%) Change Control
10 4 (9.30%) RAD
10 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Tcl
4 2 (4.65%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C
5 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 34 (79.07%) ISEB
2 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.63%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) Capita
5 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.33%) Kofax
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