Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 118 128
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.83% 0.78% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 5.56% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 15
Leeds median daily rate £350 £260 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £305 £233 £236
90th Percentile £438 £388 £378
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £278 £290
% change year-on-year +25.90% -4.14% +0.87%
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 400 306 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.59% 13.97% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 180 238
Leeds median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £274 £263
90th Percentile £623 £571 £572
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.67% +4.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Leeds median hourly rate £21.25 £12.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -7.69% -14.75%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £46.60 £15.69
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.08% -2.07% -5.69%

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 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (35.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (35.00%) SAP
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (20.00%) Order to Cash
6 4 (20.00%) Record to Report
6 4 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (15.00%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (15.00%) SAP HR
7 3 (15.00%) SAP FI
7 3 (15.00%) SAP CO
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Marketing
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) C#
8 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (10.00%) ERP
8 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy

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 7 (35.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (15.00%) SAP CO
2 3 (15.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (15.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.00%) Appium
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Tester
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) SAP Tester
2 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (35.00%) SDLC
3 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Order to Cash
5 4 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (20.00%) Record to Report
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (10.00%) ERP
7 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.00%) BDD
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) SAP