Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 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)
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 112 124
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.89% 0.75% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.38% 5.16% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 21
Leeds median daily rate £350 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +11.11%
10th Percentile £305 £221 £243
90th Percentile £443 £488 £388
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 409 310 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.57% 14.47% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 187 307
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £270
90th Percentile £618 £550 £600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 10
Leeds median hourly rate £16.75 £39.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.59% +209.80% -16.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £48.75 £17.28
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £13.00
% change year-on-year +19.72% +9.23% -14.75%

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 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 14 (63.64%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Defect Management
4 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) SDLC
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (18.18%) SAP
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (13.64%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) SAP HR
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA
8 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Data Analytics
9 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Open Source
9 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (9.09%) Manual 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (13.64%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Appium
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
1 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
3 4 (18.18%) SAP Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 9 (40.91%) Defect Management
2 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (31.82%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (13.64%) Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Data Analytics
6 3 (13.64%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Open Source
7 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
1 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.55%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) VMware