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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 113 98 112
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.87% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 7.75% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
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£273 £254 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -32.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £9.75
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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
414 258 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.82% 11.23% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 156 165
Average daily rate £340 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.69 £114.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -22 10 £285 +8.57% 8
North Yorkshire +1 3 £223 -8.71%
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (81.08%) ISEB
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (24.32%) Test Management
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Selenium
7 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
8 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.22%) C#
9 6 (16.22%) SOAP
9 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
9 6 (16.22%) QA
9 6 (16.22%) Finance
9 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
9 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
10 5 (13.51%) BDD
10 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
10 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.51%) System Testing
10 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) WAN
1 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
1 1 (2.70%) DVB
1 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.70%) VLAN
1 1 (2.70%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
3 4 (10.81%) MSTest
3 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.81%) JIRA
4 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Test Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Integration Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) SOAP
2 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) CSS
4 3 (8.11%) HTML
4 3 (8.11%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) WSDL
6 1 (2.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.11%) W3C
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) IPTV
4 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) MPEG
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
3 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
5 9 (24.32%) Test Management
6 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
7 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
8 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Scrum
9 5 (13.51%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
9 5 (13.51%) System Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Change Control
10 4 (10.81%) User Stories
10 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) Tcl
5 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (81.08%) ISEB
2 10 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) Kofax