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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 116 129 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 28 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.01% 0.54% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.62% 3.82% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 18
Median daily rate £300 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.15% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +122.22%
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
423 419 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.32% 14.25% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 284 167
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Median hourly rate £15.32 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.72% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £32.40 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +10 21 £290 +5.45% 11
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £497 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 43 (65.15%) ISEB
2 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (34.85%) Software Testing
4 20 (30.30%) Selenium
5 19 (28.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 18 (27.27%) Java
7 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 13 (19.70%) Waterfall
8 13 (19.70%) Finance
9 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (18.18%) SDLC
10 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 10 (15.15%) HTML
11 10 (15.15%) XML
11 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
11 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
12 9 (13.64%) WebDriver
12 9 (13.64%) QA
12 9 (13.64%) JIRA
12 9 (13.64%) SQL
12 9 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 7 (10.61%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (10.61%) Degree
14 7 (10.61%) Test Management
14 7 (10.61%) .NET
14 7 (10.61%) Oracle
14 7 (10.61%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) CMS
1 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Selenium
2 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.64%) JIRA
3 9 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 4 (6.06%) LoadRunner
5 4 (6.06%) Subversion
6 3 (4.55%) Zephyr
7 2 (3.03%) JMeter
7 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.52%) Appium
8 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.52%) Metasploit
8 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Games
2 2 (3.03%) Online Betting
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) Analyst
2 30 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Test Manager
4 11 (16.67%) Tester
5 8 (12.12%) Test Leader
6 6 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) QA Leader
8 3 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) OAT Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) OAT Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) OAT Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Test Strategy Manager
9 2 (3.03%) UAT Lead
9 2 (3.03%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
1 10 (15.15%) XML
2 7 (10.61%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) Behat
4 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.03%) SOAP
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Linux
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Android
2 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Software Testing
3 18 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 13 (19.70%) Waterfall
6 12 (18.18%) SDLC
6 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Regression Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (10.61%) Test Management
11 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.09%) CRM
11 6 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.58%) Defect Management
12 5 (7.58%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) Java
2 9 (13.64%) SQL
3 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) C#
5 3 (4.55%) PHP
5 3 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (65.15%) ISEB
2 19 (28.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.61%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) HP
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) JDA
4 1 (1.52%) RedPrairie
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