Period
to 17 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 February 2020 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 154 162
Rank change year-on-year +39 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.19% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.69% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £388 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% +13.14% +5.38%
10th Percentile £525 £306 £284
90th Percentile £575 £438 £417
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £388 £343
% change year-on-year +16.13% +13.14% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 278 473 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.32% 14.55% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 291 208
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £244 £213
90th Percentile £638 £588 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £434 £439 £400
% change year-on-year -1.14% +9.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 39
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.13 £15.30 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.93% -18.40% +26.63%
10th Percentile £10.53 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.68 £35.00 £40.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.74 £15.30 £15.86
% change year-on-year +2.86% -3.53% +2.32%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +19 2 £550 +41.94% 3
ISTQB Foundation Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Confluence
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) GitHub
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Gatling
2 3 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) ETL

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (100.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
2 1 (25.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Gatling
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) QA Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica