The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB Advanced Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL) formerly ISEB Advanced
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 144 143
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Advanced Certification 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire - 0.036% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.23% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £413 £388
% change year-on-year -12.12% +6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 287 430 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.44% 15.28% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 296 273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Median hourly rate £20.38 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.42% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.06 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.50 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing ISTQB Advanced Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in Yorkshire

ISTQB Advanced Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Advanced Certification in Yorkshire