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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.04% 0.31% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.65% 2.33% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 13
Average daily rate
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£288 £321 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
289 300 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.03% 13.22% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 147 207
Average daily rate £335 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.69 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.68% +51.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £14.50 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.60 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +20 23 £300 -4.00% 7
South Yorkshire +5 1 £250 -28.57%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 43 (74.14%) ISEB
2 26 (44.83%) Finance
3 25 (43.10%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 20 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (32.76%) SQL
6 18 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (27.59%) Banking
8 15 (25.86%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (22.41%) Integration Testing
10 12 (20.69%) Test Management
10 12 (20.69%) Windows
11 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
12 10 (17.24%) Test Strategy
12 10 (17.24%) VMware
12 10 (17.24%) HP
13 8 (13.79%) Oracle
13 8 (13.79%) QA
14 7 (12.07%) IPTV
14 7 (12.07%) VLAN
14 7 (12.07%) Degree
14 7 (12.07%) High Availability
14 7 (12.07%) Video on Demand
14 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
14 7 (12.07%) Ethernet
14 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
14 7 (12.07%) DVB
14 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (12.07%) Test Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Project
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Ethernet
1 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
1 7 (12.07%) DVB
1 7 (12.07%) VLAN
2 1 (1.72%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.72%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (10.34%) Selenium
3 4 (6.90%) MSTest
3 4 (6.90%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.72%) Toad
5 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 26 (44.83%) Finance
2 16 (27.59%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (51.72%) Analyst
1 30 (51.72%) Test Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Test Leader
3 8 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Integration Tester
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (1.72%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
1 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 4 (6.90%) SOAP
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) IPTV
1 7 (12.07%) Video on Demand
2 5 (8.62%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.62%) MPEG
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) STB
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.72%) GIS
5 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.72%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.72%) iPhone
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Software Testing
2 18 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (22.41%) Integration Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Test Management
5 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 7 (12.07%) High Availability
7 7 (12.07%) Performance Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (12.07%) Test Planning
8 6 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.62%) BDD
9 5 (8.62%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.62%) System Testing
9 5 (8.62%) Automated Testing
9 5 (8.62%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Perl
2 5 (8.62%) C
2 5 (8.62%) C++
2 5 (8.62%) Tcl
3 4 (6.90%) C#
3 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.45%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 43 (74.14%) ISEB
2 20 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 25 (43.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) HP
1 10 (17.24%) VMware
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Remedy
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.17%) BMC
5 2 (3.45%) Capita
6 1 (1.72%) Kofax
6 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago