Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 July 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 Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 188 197
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -48
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.17% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 2.73% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £345 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.13% +17.95% -2.50%
10th Percentile £216 £281 £208
90th Percentile £458 £400 £419
England median daily rate £335 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +3.08% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £41.63 £48.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.18% +223.33% -50.00%

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 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 613 880 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.47% 15.25% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 570 560
Yorkshire median daily rate £412 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +13.48% +0.71%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £218
90th Percentile £556 £606 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 22
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.63 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -18.75% +16.13%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.78 £8.66
90th Percentile £37.70 £23.75 £30.00
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.50 £22.43
% change year-on-year +7.27% +22.63% +12.13%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
West Yorkshire +15 5 £331 -5.50% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) V-Model
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) FATCA
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (28.57%) General Ledger
5 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (14.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium IDE
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) General Ledger
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) V-Model
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (71.43%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) FATCA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft