The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Yorkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 97 125
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +28
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.99% 0.76% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.39% 4.97% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £256 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £336 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
245 322 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.51% 15.24% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 162 193
Average daily rate £340 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.21% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £36.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.82% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £44.97 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 +13 22 £275 +3.77% 6
South Yorkshire -1 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 37 (72.55%) ISEB
2 27 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (47.06%) Finance
4 21 (41.18%) SQL
5 19 (37.25%) Software Testing
6 18 (35.29%) Banking
6 18 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (31.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (27.45%) Windows
8 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (23.53%) HP
9 12 (23.53%) VMware
10 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
11 9 (17.65%) High Availability
11 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
12 8 (15.69%) Oracle
13 7 (13.73%) Test Management
14 6 (11.76%) Video on Demand
14 6 (11.76%) DVB
14 6 (11.76%) PL/SQL
14 6 (11.76%) ETL
14 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
14 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 6 (11.76%) Retail
14 6 (11.76%) IPTV
14 6 (11.76%) VLAN
14 6 (11.76%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Project
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 6 (11.76%) DVB
1 6 (11.76%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
2 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 18 (35.29%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Analyst
1 29 (56.86%) Test Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Test Leader
3 7 (13.73%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Tester
6 2 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) IPTV
1 6 (11.76%) Video on Demand
2 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.84%) MPEG
3 2 (3.92%) STB
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Online Games
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Software Testing
2 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 9 (17.65%) High Availability
4 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 7 (13.73%) Test Management
6 6 (11.76%) ETL
7 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.84%) Change Management
9 3 (5.88%) Project Management
9 3 (5.88%) ITSM
9 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.84%) Perl
3 4 (7.84%) C
3 4 (7.84%) C++
3 4 (7.84%) Tcl
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (72.55%) ISEB
2 18 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) HP
1 12 (23.53%) VMware
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 5 (9.80%) Remedy
4 3 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.92%) Capita
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