Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 144 141
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -30
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.70% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.24% 5.98% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 33
West Yorkshire median daily rate £278 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £239 £232 £231
90th Percentile £388 £388 £375
Yorkshire median daily rate £294 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -1.34% -0.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 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 401 502 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.42% 13.89% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 273 436
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £256
90th Percentile £553 £565 £528
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -16.13% +1.64%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £40.00 £16.79 £35.20
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.53 £15.68
% change year-on-year -2.29% -7.32% +1.16%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 0 16 £263 -4.36% 4
Halifax +14 2 £294 -0.51%
Huddersfield +1 2 - -
Bradford +16 1 - -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 11 (52.38%) HP
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (33.33%) .NET
6 7 (33.33%) LoadRunner
6 7 (33.33%) Selenium
7 6 (28.57%) Load Testing
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 6 (28.57%) Analytics
7 6 (28.57%) Publishing
7 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (14.29%) SDLC
9 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 3 (14.29%) QA
9 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco

ISTQB
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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (28.57%) Publishing
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum Master
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Call Centre Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Call Centre Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) IVR
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (28.57%) Analytics
4 6 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) SAP