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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 1.74% 0.29% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.00% 2.44% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
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
50 41 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 29.07% 11.75% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 39 28 32
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,500 £50,000
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 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 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 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (28.57%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 1 (14.29%) Change Management
7 1 (14.29%) Selenium
7 1 (14.29%) QlikView
7 1 (14.29%) Firebug
7 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
7 1 (14.29%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
7 1 (14.29%) Cognos
7 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Firebug
1 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
1 1 (14.29%) Cognos
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