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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 112 133 99
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -34
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 28 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.99% 0.58% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.45% 4.16% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 26
Median daily rate £306 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £297 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
434 409 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.34% 13.88% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 275 200
Median daily rate £400 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 21
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £13.99 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.00 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +15 24 £306 +9.37% 9
North Yorkshire +8 1 £345 +60.46% 3
East Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 2
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 41 (67.21%) ISEB
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (34.43%) Selenium
4 18 (29.51%) Software Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Functional Testing
5 17 (27.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
6 15 (24.59%) Waterfall
6 15 (24.59%) Java
7 13 (21.31%) Finance
8 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
9 10 (16.39%) SQL
9 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (16.39%) SDLC
10 9 (14.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (14.75%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
10 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
10 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (14.75%) HTML
10 9 (14.75%) XML
11 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
11 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
11 8 (13.11%) JIRA
11 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
12 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
12 7 (11.48%) QA
12 7 (11.48%) .NET
12 7 (11.48%) Oracle
12 7 (11.48%) HP

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Firewall
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Selenium
2 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.11%) JIRA
3 8 (13.11%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.20%) HP UFT
4 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.92%) Subversion
6 3 (4.92%) Zephyr
7 2 (3.28%) JMeter
7 2 (3.28%) Metasploit
7 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.28%) Toad
8 1 (1.64%) Appium
8 1 (1.64%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Online Betting
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Analyst
1 26 (42.62%) Test Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Tester
3 12 (19.67%) Test Leader
4 9 (14.75%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Tester
8 3 (4.92%) QA Leader
8 3 (4.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) OAT Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) OAT Test Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) OAT Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Agile Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Web Tester
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) UAT Lead
9 2 (3.28%) UAT Test Lead
9 2 (3.28%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) HTML
1 9 (14.75%) XML
2 7 (11.48%) .NET
3 3 (4.92%) Behat
4 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Linux
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Functional Testing
2 18 (29.51%) Software Testing
3 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
3 15 (24.59%) Waterfall
4 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
5 10 (16.39%) SDLC
6 9 (14.75%) Integration Testing
6 9 (14.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (14.75%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
9 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Test Management
10 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.20%) BDD
10 5 (8.20%) Defect Management
10 5 (8.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) Java
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) PHP
5 3 (4.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (67.21%) ISEB
2 17 (27.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.28%) CREST Certified
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) HP
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago