Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 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)
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 123 115
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 24 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.75% 0.92% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 6.38% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 29
Leeds median daily rate £263 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.36% -8.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £239 £232 £225
90th Percentile £388 £388 £383
West Yorkshire median daily rate £278 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +1.09% -8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds 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 Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 305 376 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.52% 14.37% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 210 374
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +22.31%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £255
90th Percentile £554 £565 £559
West Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 19
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £12.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +223.23% -18.85% -1.61%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.01 £10.66
90th Percentile £40.70 £14.91 £30.90
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Leeds

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Leeds

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Leeds over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 14 (82.35%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) HP
3 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (47.06%) .NET
4 8 (47.06%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (41.18%) LoadRunner
5 7 (41.18%) Selenium
6 6 (35.29%) Load Testing
6 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (35.29%) Publishing
6 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (35.29%) Analytics
7 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
8 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
9 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 3 (17.65%) IVR
9 3 (17.65%) QA
9 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) LoadRunner
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
3 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (35.29%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Call Centre Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Call Centre Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) Analytics
3 6 (35.29%) Load Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.76%) ETL
8 1 (5.88%) API Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Workday