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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 103 100 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 0.75% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 5.80% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 4
Average daily rate
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£319 £288 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
406 293 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 16.67% 12.96% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 164 134
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 23
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -37.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £17.00 £113.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -4 10 £325 +8.33% 15
South Yorkshire - 6 £313 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 32 (82.05%) ISEB
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Integration Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
4 11 (28.21%) SQL
4 11 (28.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) C#
7 8 (20.51%) Finance
7 8 (20.51%) Test Management
8 7 (17.95%) QA
8 7 (17.95%) Selenium
8 7 (17.95%) SOAP
8 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
8 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
9 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 6 (15.38%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.82%) Migration
10 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.82%) CSS
10 5 (12.82%) RAD
10 5 (12.82%) SOA
10 5 (12.82%) Change Control
10 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) VLAN
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
1 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
1 1 (2.56%) DVB
1 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.56%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.56%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
1 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) MSTest
3 3 (7.69%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 20 (51.28%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Tester
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Tester
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.56%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Test Team Leader
9 1 (2.56%) Functional Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Integration Tester
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) SOAP
2 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 6 (15.38%) .NET
3 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
5 3 (7.69%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) WSDL
6 1 (2.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.69%) W3C
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.56%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.56%) IPTV
4 1 (2.56%) MPEG
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Integration Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
6 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
8 5 (12.82%) RAD
8 5 (12.82%) SOA
8 5 (12.82%) Change Control
8 5 (12.82%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.26%) CRM
9 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) System Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Tcl
5 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (82.05%) ISEB
2 11 (28.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Kofax
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