Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 110 115
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.75% 1.18% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 8.33% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 18
Leeds median daily rate £363 £325 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +4.42% -19.68%
10th Percentile £306 £228 £263
90th Percentile £584 £480 £458
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% -6.15%
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 331 300 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 13.01% 14.10% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 178 314
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £256 £257 £269
90th Percentile £576 £538 £596
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 9
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% +24.59% -15.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.20 £11.30
90th Percentile £41.00 £41.30 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £15.41
% change year-on-year -16.67% +36.28% +10.07%

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 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) JIRA
4 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) ISEB
4 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (21.05%) MSTest
5 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.79%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013

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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (10.53%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) MSTest
2 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Appium
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) GitLab
3 1 (5.26%) Gradle
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Management
5 4 (21.05%) Kanban
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
7 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware