Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 172 166
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -42
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 27 40 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.64% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 4.88% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 42
Yorkshire median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £239 £246 £227
90th Percentile £388 £400 £400
England median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.29% -2.16%

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 608 819 990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.33% 14.60% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 499 651
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.22% +7.72%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £565 £508
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 42
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.57 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.51% -7.11% +1.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.43 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £24.25 £28.68
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.31 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.70% +12.49% +13.35%

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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 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 +12 22 £278 -4.14% 7
South Yorkshire +13 2 £275 -38.68% 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £356 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 13 (48.15%) HP
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) .NET
6 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
8 7 (25.93%) Publishing
8 7 (25.93%) HP UFT
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (25.93%) Selenium
8 7 (25.93%) Load Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
8 7 (25.93%) Analytics
9 6 (22.22%) QA
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
10 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Finance
11 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
12 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
12 3 (11.11%) SDLC
12 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
12 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
2 7 (25.93%) HP UFT
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Publishing
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Lead
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum Master
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Call Centre Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Call Centre Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (25.93%) Analytics
4 7 (25.93%) Load Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (11.11%) SDLC
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco