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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.55% 1.01% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.12% 9.09% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 18
Average daily rate
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£280 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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
388 253 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.31% 11.06% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 151 159
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 21
Average hourly rate £23.61 £15.50 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.32% -63.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £23.60 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -27 14 £275 - 3
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 45 (95.74%) ISEB
2 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
4 20 (42.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (31.91%) Finance
6 14 (29.79%) SQL
6 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (23.40%) SOA
9 10 (21.28%) Oracle
9 10 (21.28%) QA
9 10 (21.28%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
10 9 (19.15%) Test Management
10 9 (19.15%) SDLC
10 9 (19.15%) Change Control
10 9 (19.15%) RAD
11 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
11 8 (17.02%) C#
11 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.02%) Selenium
11 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
12 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
12 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
12 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
12 7 (14.89%) Coaching
12 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.89%) .NET
12 7 (14.89%) CSS
13 6 (12.77%) SOAP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 6 (12.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Selenium
2 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.26%) JIRA
6 1 (2.13%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.13%) JMeter
6 1 (2.13%) NUnit
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Test Analyst
1 23 (48.94%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Tester
3 5 (10.64%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Agile Tester
6 1 (2.13%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
1 7 (14.89%) CSS
2 6 (12.77%) SOAP
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) W3C
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Android
1 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Software Testing
3 14 (29.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (23.40%) SOA
5 10 (21.28%) Waterfall
5 10 (21.28%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (19.15%) SDLC
6 9 (19.15%) Change Control
6 9 (19.15%) RAD
6 9 (19.15%) Test Management
7 8 (17.02%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
8 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.89%) Coaching
9 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.64%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Change Management
11 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Scrum
11 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (95.74%) ISEB
2 20 (42.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) HL7
2 1 (2.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Apple
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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