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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 101 103
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.62% 0.98% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.71% 7.07% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 9
Median daily rate £331 £290 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.05% +5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £244 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £373 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 191 283 285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.24% 13.91% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 331 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £650 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% +8.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.29 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.50 £21.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +7 5 £250 -13.79% 6
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Bradford +9 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £412 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) ISEB
3 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
3 15 (53.57%) Manual Testing
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (46.43%) Functional Testing
5 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio
7 9 (32.14%) Scrum
7 9 (32.14%) MSTest
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (28.57%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
9 7 (25.00%) Kanban
9 7 (25.00%) Selenium
9 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 6 (21.43%) .NET
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle
10 6 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (17.86%) BDD
11 5 (17.86%) Degree
12 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 4 (14.29%) NHS
12 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
13 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Analytics

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (35.71%) Visual Studio
3 9 (32.14%) MSTest
4 7 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.14%) Hudson
6 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.14%) JMeter
6 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
6 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.57%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Software Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Games Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
5 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 15 (53.57%) Manual Testing
2 15 (53.57%) Software Testing
3 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Functional Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) Kanban
5 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Analytics
8 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management
9 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Migration
9 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft