Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 192 186
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 4 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.091% 0.081% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.57% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 23
Yorkshire median daily rate £343 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.55% -21.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £284 £213 £249
90th Percentile £417 £368 £400
England median daily rate £330 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - -1.47% +38.78%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 598 699 1,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.55% 14.21% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 431 702
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £195 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 51
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.57 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% -6.03% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.67 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -7.84% -1.92% +36.84%

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 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 18 January 2018. 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 +5 4 £343 +24.55% 3
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Gradle
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Appium
4 1 (25.00%) GitLab
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) VersaTest
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux

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 2 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Appium
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) GitLab
1 1 (25.00%) Gradle
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) VersaTest
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB