Period
to 21 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 September 2019 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 166 153
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 23 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.58% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 4.21% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 14
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.32% +5.75%
10th Percentile £245 £293 £229
90th Percentile £438 £438 £466
England median daily rate £400 £376 £350
% change year-on-year +6.31% +7.50% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +14.65%

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 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 532 713 606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.39% 14.26% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 438 358
Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +4.55% +1.63%
10th Percentile £194 £271 £255
90th Percentile £566 £588 £553
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 54 28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £14.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +11.99% +2.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.65 £11.18
90th Percentile £51.41 £29.50 £42.05
England median hourly rate £36.00 £24.08 £27.50
% change year-on-year +49.50% -12.44% +8.65%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
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 within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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 +31 21 £350 - 11
South Yorkshire -18 1 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £320 - 4
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) ISEB
4 14 (60.87%) Software Testing
4 14 (60.87%) Selenium
5 12 (52.17%) SQL
6 11 (47.83%) C#
7 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
8 8 (34.78%) BDD
9 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
9 7 (30.43%) Time Management
9 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
9 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
9 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
9 7 (30.43%) Test Management
10 6 (26.09%) Load Testing
10 6 (26.09%) Scrum
10 6 (26.09%) Finance
10 6 (26.09%) HTML
10 6 (26.09%) SOAP
10 6 (26.09%) Web Services
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 6 (26.09%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (26.09%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (21.74%) User Stories
11 5 (21.74%) ATDD
11 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
11 5 (21.74%) HP

ISTQB
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 (8.70%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
3 9 (39.13%) SpecFlow
4 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
4 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
5 5 (21.74%) FitNesse
5 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
5 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.70%) JIRA
8 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Software Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Salesforce Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
1 6 (26.09%) SOAP
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 4 (17.39%) WSDL
2 4 (17.39%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) XSD
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
1 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) Software Testing
4 8 (34.78%) BDD
5 7 (30.43%) Mentoring
5 7 (30.43%) Test Management
5 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
5 7 (30.43%) Time Management
6 6 (26.09%) Acceptance Criteria
6 6 (26.09%) Load Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) ATDD
7 5 (21.74%) Usability Testing
7 5 (21.74%) User Stories
8 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (17.39%) Project Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com