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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 105 110
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.99% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.58% 7.89% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 15
Median daily rate £325 £306 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £255 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +22.85% +77.21%  

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 319 469 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.05% 16.21% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 305 271
Median daily rate £399 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £33.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 19 £325 +1.96% 15
Humberside - 1 £350 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 21 (61.76%) ISEB
2 20 (58.82%) Software Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Automated Testing
3 16 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 15 (44.12%) Functional Testing
5 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (29.41%) SQL
6 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
6 10 (29.41%) Scrum
6 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (23.53%) MSTest
8 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (23.53%) BDD
8 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Selenium
8 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 7 (20.59%) Oracle
9 7 (20.59%) Kanban
9 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
10 6 (17.65%) .NET
10 6 (17.65%) Degree
11 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
12 4 (11.76%) Agile Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
12 4 (11.76%) NHS
12 4 (11.76%) Finance

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 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 8 (23.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 8 (23.53%) MSTest
2 8 (23.53%) Selenium
3 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
4 3 (8.82%) JMeter
5 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.88%) Hudson
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.94%) Subversion
6 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Games Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 16 (47.06%) Manual Testing
3 15 (44.12%) Functional Testing
4 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Scrum
6 8 (23.53%) BDD
6 8 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Kanban
8 4 (11.76%) Agile Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Groovy
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) ISEB
2 9 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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