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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 131 127 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.53% 0.89% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.73% 5.43% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 14
Median daily rate £290 £291 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -14.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £257 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £391 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
402 516 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.16% 16.44% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 326 205
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.26% -2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 12 £275 -3.50% 7
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 35 (79.55%) ISEB
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (47.73%) Software Testing
3 19 (43.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (40.91%) Selenium
5 14 (31.82%) Java
6 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (22.73%) QA
7 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
7 10 (22.73%) Functional Testing
8 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
8 9 (20.45%) SQL
8 9 (20.45%) Finance
9 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.18%) JIRA
9 8 (18.18%) Software Delivery
9 8 (18.18%) Test Management
10 7 (15.91%) SDLC
10 7 (15.91%) Test Planning
10 7 (15.91%) BDD
10 7 (15.91%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
11 6 (13.64%) .NET
11 6 (13.64%) XML
11 6 (13.64%) CRM
11 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
11 6 (13.64%) Degree
11 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.36%) Cybersecurity

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 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.55%) DB2
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
4 8 (18.18%) JIRA
5 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
6 4 (9.09%) Subversion
7 3 (6.82%) JMeter
7 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
7 3 (6.82%) Zephyr
8 2 (4.55%) Appium
8 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.55%) Maven
9 1 (2.27%) Hudson
9 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Analyst
2 27 (61.36%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Test Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) CRM Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Master Data Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Process Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
1 6 (13.64%) XML
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.55%) REST
4 2 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) Behat
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (47.73%) Software Testing
2 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Functional Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 8 (18.18%) Test Management
4 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
5 7 (15.91%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (15.91%) SDLC
5 7 (15.91%) Test Planning
5 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.64%) CRM
7 5 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (11.36%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.36%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.36%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) C#
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (79.55%) ISEB
2 19 (43.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) JDA
4 1 (2.27%) RedPrairie
4 1 (2.27%) Siebel