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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 105 103 105
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.05% 1.26% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.37% 7.53% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 13
Median daily rate £325 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £238 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £331 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
312 478 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.27% 16.79% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 308 302
Median daily rate £394 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
Median hourly rate £20.97 £12.72 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.92% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.05 £20.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +19 22 £325 +6.55% 13
Humberside - 1 £350 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 21 (63.64%) ISEB
1 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 16 (48.48%) Manual Testing
3 15 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Functional Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Visual Studio
6 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (27.27%) BDD
7 9 (27.27%) SQL
7 9 (27.27%) Scrum
8 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
8 8 (24.24%) Selenium
8 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (24.24%) MSTest
8 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (24.24%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Kanban
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle
10 6 (18.18%) .NET
10 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
12 4 (12.12%) Java
12 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
12 4 (12.12%) NHS
12 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting

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 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (30.30%) Visual Studio
2 8 (24.24%) MSTest
2 8 (24.24%) Selenium
3 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) Hudson
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
5 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Tester
2 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Games Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Software Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Software Testing
2 16 (48.48%) Manual Testing
3 15 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Functional Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
7 8 (24.24%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Kanban
9 4 (12.12%) Agile Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Project Management
10 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.09%) SDLC
11 2 (6.06%) Open Source
11 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) Groovy
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) ISEB
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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