Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 174 167
Rank change year-on-year +57 -7 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 16 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.30% 0.36% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 2.54% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 28
Median daily rate £335 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -15.63% +23.08%
10th Percentile £188 £283 £293
90th Percentile £376 £366 £489
England median daily rate £400 £383 £388
% change year-on-year +4.58% -1.29% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £48.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.09% +7.78% +4.05%

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 374 630 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.55% 14.15% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 446 418
Median daily rate £467 £439 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% +3.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £247 £213 £246
90th Percentile £649 £581 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 42
Median hourly rate £15.23 £15.86 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -10.67% -6.55%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £45.79 £40.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +46 4 £260 -22.96% 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £345 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) GitHub
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Public Sector

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Assurance Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Web Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Kanban
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB