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 3 months to 22 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 117 127
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.55% 1.07% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 7.03% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 10
Median daily rate £331 £313 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +12.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 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 285 427 413
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.17% 15.29% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 295 282
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 £283 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £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 £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 +9 9 £412 +37.16% 9
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 20 (62.50%) ISEB
2 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
3 18 (56.25%) Software Testing
4 17 (53.13%) Manual Testing
5 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (46.88%) Functional Testing
6 13 (40.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (31.25%) Scrum
8 10 (31.25%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
9 9 (28.13%) MSTest
10 8 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Kanban
11 7 (21.88%) Oracle
11 7 (21.88%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (18.75%) BDD
12 6 (18.75%) .NET
12 6 (18.75%) Finance
12 6 (18.75%) Selenium
12 6 (18.75%) Degree
13 5 (15.63%) Banking
13 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.63%) SpecFlow
13 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
14 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

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 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 9 (28.13%) MSTest
4 6 (18.75%) Selenium
5 5 (15.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.25%) Hudson
6 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.25%) JMeter
6 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
6 2 (6.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.13%) JIRA
7 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Games
3 2 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Tester
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Games Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Scrum Master
4 2 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.13%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Test Automation
2 18 (56.25%) Software Testing
3 17 (53.13%) Manual Testing
4 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (46.88%) Functional Testing
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (21.88%) Kanban
8 6 (18.75%) BDD
9 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Analytics
11 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (9.38%) Migration
11 3 (9.38%) Project Management
11 3 (9.38%) V-Model
11 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) ISEB
2 13 (40.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) FATCA
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft