Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 119 118
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.92% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 6.53% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 12
Leeds median daily rate £350 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.08% -4.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £290 £239 £234
90th Percentile £438 £388 £388
West Yorkshire median daily rate £348 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +20.09% +5.45% -8.33%
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 404 291 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.97% 13.01% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 179 197
Leeds median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £250
90th Percentile £625 £560 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £380
% change year-on-year +3.53% +8.03% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
Leeds median hourly rate £18.63 £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.44% +220.00% -19.35%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.11 £12.13
90th Percentile £27.40 £40.40 £14.91
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £14.65 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +12.69% -16.13%

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 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 18 (81.82%) ISEB
2 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
4 11 (50.00%) SDLC
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (18.18%) Marketing
9 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) SAP
9 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
9 4 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (13.64%) Order to Cash
10 3 (13.64%) Record to Report
10 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-Pay
10 3 (13.64%) SQL
10 3 (13.64%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (13.64%) Legal
10 3 (13.64%) SAP CO
10 3 (13.64%) SAP FI
10 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (13.64%) Open Source
10 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
11 2 (9.09%) Waterfall

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (13.64%) SAP CO
2 3 (13.64%) SAP FI
2 3 (13.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
1 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Appium
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) SAP Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Pricing Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 11 (50.00%) SDLC
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Open Source
8 3 (13.64%) Order to Cash
8 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (13.64%) Record to Report
9 2 (9.09%) API Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Coaching
9 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Xamarin