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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 108 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 30 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.05% 0.73% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 5.24% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 24
Median daily rate £300 £280 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
434 401 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.19% 13.89% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 266 185
Median daily rate £410 £340 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 23
Median hourly rate £14.63 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.50% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £30.00 £26.90
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 5 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 5 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 +10 24 £300 +5.26% 9
East Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
North Yorkshire +4 1 £345 +60.46% 3
South Yorkshire -10 1 £300 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 45 (67.16%) ISEB
2 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (37.31%) Selenium
4 21 (31.34%) Software Testing
5 20 (29.85%) Test Scripting
5 20 (29.85%) Functional Testing
6 17 (25.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (22.39%) Waterfall
8 14 (20.90%) Java
8 14 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (19.40%) Finance
10 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
10 12 (17.91%) SQL
10 12 (17.91%) JIRA
11 11 (16.42%) HP
11 11 (16.42%) SDLC
12 10 (14.93%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (14.93%) .NET
12 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.93%) Integration Testing
13 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.43%) HTML
13 9 (13.43%) XML
13 9 (13.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
14 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
14 8 (11.94%) HP UFT
14 8 (11.94%) Oracle
14 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing

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 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.48%) MySQL
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (37.31%) Selenium
2 12 (17.91%) JIRA
3 9 (13.43%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.94%) HP UFT
4 8 (11.94%) WebDriver
5 7 (10.45%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.48%) Toad
7 3 (4.48%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.99%) Appium
8 2 (2.99%) Metasploit
8 2 (2.99%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.99%) Subversion
9 1 (1.49%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.49%) JMeter
9 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.49%) TestPartner
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Publishing
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Games
3 2 (2.99%) Online Betting
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Analyst
1 32 (47.76%) Test Analyst
2 18 (26.87%) Tester
3 13 (19.40%) Test Leader
4 9 (13.43%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.94%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Web Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Agile Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.48%) QA Leader
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Penetration Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) HTML
2 9 (13.43%) XML
3 3 (4.48%) SOAP
4 2 (2.99%) Behat
4 2 (2.99%) Middleware
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.49%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Software Testing
3 20 (29.85%) Functional Testing
3 20 (29.85%) Test Scripting
4 15 (22.39%) Waterfall
5 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
6 11 (16.42%) SDLC
7 10 (14.93%) Integration Testing
7 10 (14.93%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
8 9 (13.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
9 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
10 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.45%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (10.45%) Load Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Test Management
11 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) ISEB
2 17 (25.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.99%) CREST Certified
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) HP
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft