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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 138 130
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.81% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
Median daily rate £412 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.92% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £344 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £331
% change year-on-year +9.37% -3.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £48.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -17.52% +223.33%  

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 307 443 415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.41% 15.12% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 299 274
Median daily rate £420 £410 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £288 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.28% -34.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £12.00 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 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
West Yorkshire +23 4 £412 +31.15%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) ISEB
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
5 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Degree
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle
5 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
5 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
6 5 (45.45%) BDD
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
7 4 (36.36%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 4 (36.36%) .NET
8 3 (27.27%) NHS
8 3 (27.27%) Project Management
8 3 (27.27%) Agile Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
9 2 (18.18%) Analytics
9 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 2 (18.18%) V-Model

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 (9.09%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Exploratory Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
3 6 (54.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 5 (45.45%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) V-Model
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (81.82%) ISEB
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (9.09%) FATCA
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle