The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.13% 0.26% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.87% 2.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
ISTQB
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Qualifications Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 45 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 28.75% 11.57% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28 32 29
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Halifax region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Halifax

ISTQB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Firebug
4 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Firebug
1 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA