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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 121 100 99
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.70% 1.23% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 10.30% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 13
Average daily rate
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£280 £270 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £372 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
379 301 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.27% 11.95% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 184 159
Average daily rate £338 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £10.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £27.30 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -15 14 £285 - 6
North Yorkshire -2 4 £215 -18.09%
South Yorkshire -11 1 - -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 39 (90.70%) ISEB
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
3 19 (44.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (32.56%) Finance
5 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (25.58%) SQL
7 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (20.93%) Test Management
8 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.60%) QA
9 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
10 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
10 7 (16.28%) Coaching
10 7 (16.28%) Change Control
10 7 (16.28%) SOA
10 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (16.28%) CSS
10 7 (16.28%) RAD
11 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
11 6 (13.95%) C#
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Selenium
12 5 (11.63%) .NET
12 5 (11.63%) Change Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
1 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) Selenium
3 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
5 1 (2.33%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Analyst
2 24 (55.81%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Manager
4 7 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Technical Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) CSS
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
5 2 (4.65%) WSDL
5 2 (4.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) W3C
3 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.93%) Test Management
5 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
5 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
6 7 (16.28%) Change Control
6 7 (16.28%) Mentoring
6 7 (16.28%) Coaching
6 7 (16.28%) RAD
6 7 (16.28%) SOA
7 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Security Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Change Management
9 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) Time Management
10 3 (6.98%) System Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
3 6 (13.95%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (90.70%) ISEB
2 19 (44.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) HL7
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) Apple
3 1 (2.33%) VMware