Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 3.50% 1.94% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.74% 21.43% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Halifax median daily rate £300 £275 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £281 £232 £277
90th Percentile £388 £296 £296
West Yorkshire median daily rate £305 £298 £300
% change year-on-year +2.52% -0.83% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Halifax
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 16.08% 9.03% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 17
Halifax median daily rate £297 £328 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.45% -7.87% -10.10%
10th Percentile £200 £258 £259
90th Percentile £383 £425 £450
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £364 £390
% change year-on-year +9.97% -6.73% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Halifax median hourly rate £18.75 £9.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.37% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £18.13 £9.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £19.38 £9.75 £18.03
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.69% -16.13% +29.17%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Halifax

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Halifax

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Halifax over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) SAS
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) VersaTest
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 2 (40.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VersaTest
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP