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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.19% - 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% - 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £412 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year +4.94% +11.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.85% +133.33%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax.

Academic & Professional Certification
Halifax
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9 10 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 10.71% 10.53% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 15
Median daily rate £388 £415 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +16.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £316 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £500 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Halifax region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) XML

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 (50.00%) SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA