Period
to 24 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 132 109
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.43% 0.63% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 4.08% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 9
Leeds median daily rate £350 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £278 £302 £223
90th Percentile £367 £564 £488
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £341 £344
% change year-on-year +2.56% -0.73% +14.58%
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 291 392 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.70% 15.48% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 238 169
Leeds median daily rate £431 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £204 £305 £273
90th Percentile £596 £588 £546
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 5
Leeds median hourly rate £35.00 £22.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.70% +19.08% +46.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.10 £41.00 £41.30
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +7.14% +23.24% -7.10%

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) API Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Legal
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) CMS
6 1 (12.50%) BT
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) HDInsight
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Case Management
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Databricks
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin