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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 101 103 105
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.29% 0.90% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.37% 5.34% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 9
Average daily rate £300 £389 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.82% +41.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £265 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £491 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
502 431 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.54% 16.90% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 306 176
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 12
Average hourly rate £14.11 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £11.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £20.55 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 25 £300 -23.07% 7
South Yorkshire -16 3 £225 -36.84%
North Yorkshire - 2 £250 - 3
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 57 (77.03%) ISEB
2 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
3 25 (33.78%) Test Scripting
4 21 (28.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (27.03%) Finance
6 19 (25.68%) Manual Testing
6 19 (25.68%) Test Automation
6 19 (25.68%) Selenium
7 18 (24.32%) .NET
8 17 (22.97%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (22.97%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (21.62%) SQL
10 14 (18.92%) JIRA
10 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
11 13 (17.57%) SDLC
12 12 (16.22%) HP
12 12 (16.22%) Regression Testing
13 11 (14.86%) HP UFT
13 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
13 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
14 10 (13.51%) Test Management
14 10 (13.51%) Retail
14 10 (13.51%) Oracle
15 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
15 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.16%) QA
15 9 (12.16%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
1 2 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Selenium
2 14 (18.92%) JIRA
3 11 (14.86%) HP UFT
4 8 (10.81%) LoadRunner
5 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.76%) Toad
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.70%) Appium
8 2 (2.70%) Metasploit
8 2 (2.70%) Subversion
8 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.70%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.35%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.35%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Retail
3 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
4 8 (10.81%) Legal
4 8 (10.81%) Publishing
5 4 (5.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (48.65%) Analyst
1 36 (48.65%) Test Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Tester
3 16 (21.62%) Test Leader
4 15 (20.27%) Test Manager
5 9 (12.16%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Web Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Web Test Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Software Tester
8 5 (6.76%) QA Leader
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.05%) Manual Test Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.32%) .NET
2 7 (9.46%) XML
3 4 (5.41%) HTML
4 2 (2.70%) Middleware
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.70%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) REST
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.35%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Unix
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
2 25 (33.78%) Test Scripting
3 19 (25.68%) Manual Testing
3 19 (25.68%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.97%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
6 13 (17.57%) SDLC
7 12 (16.22%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.86%) Performance Testing
8 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
9 10 (13.51%) Test Management
10 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (12.16%) Integration Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Load Testing
11 8 (10.81%) Analytics
11 8 (10.81%) Automation Testing
11 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.62%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) Java
3 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.70%) C
5 2 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (77.03%) ISEB
2 21 (28.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.70%) CREST Certified
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) HP
2 10 (13.51%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
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