The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 140 174 149
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 69 42 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.40% 0.82% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 3.85% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 65 36 40
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £30,250 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1122 1091 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.82% 21.34% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 882 920 689
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +18 45 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Halifax +19 4 £35,000 - 1
Bradford -7 4 £41,500 +27.69% 2
Wakefield - 2 £35,000 -
Bingley - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

1 113 (91.13%) ISEB
2 62 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 61 (49.19%) SQL
4 52 (41.94%) Test Scripting
4 52 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (41.13%) Test Strategy
6 48 (38.71%) Finance
7 40 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 40 (32.26%) .NET
8 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (29.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (23.39%) Test Management
11 27 (21.77%) QA
12 24 (19.35%) Selenium
12 24 (19.35%) Manual Testing
13 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
14 21 (16.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (16.94%) .NET Framework
14 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (16.13%) Performance Testing
16 18 (14.52%) Automated Testing
17 16 (12.90%) Degree
17 16 (12.90%) System Testing
18 15 (12.10%) User Stories
18 15 (12.10%) Scrum
18 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
19 14 (11.29%) MS Office
19 14 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (10.48%) Regression Testing
20 13 (10.48%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.29%) MS Office
3 3 (2.42%) MS Project
3 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (19.35%) Selenium
2 21 (16.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (4.84%) JIRA
5 5 (4.03%) JUnit
5 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.42%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.61%) Rational Robot
7 2 (1.61%) OpenSTA
7 2 (1.61%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.81%) Firebug
8 1 (0.81%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.81%) Selenium IDE
General
1 48 (38.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Retail
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (50.81%) Analyst
1 63 (50.81%) Test Analyst
2 42 (33.87%) Tester
3 23 (18.55%) Software Tester
4 10 (8.06%) Test Manager
4 10 (8.06%) Lead Test Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Systems Tester
6 7 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Team Leader
6 7 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Test Team Leader
7 6 (4.84%) Senior Tester
7 6 (4.84%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (4.84%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (4.03%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.03%) QA Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.23%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.26%) .NET
2 21 (16.94%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.65%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.84%) XML
5 5 (4.03%) CSS
6 4 (3.23%) HTML
7 2 (1.61%) SOAP
7 2 (1.61%) Web Services
8 1 (0.81%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.42%) User Experience
4 2 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.81%) W3C
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) UNIX
2 8 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (1.61%) Android
3 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 52 (41.94%) Test Scripting
3 51 (41.13%) Test Strategy
4 38 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (29.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (23.39%) Test Management
7 24 (19.35%) Manual Testing
8 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
9 20 (16.13%) Performance Testing
10 18 (14.52%) Automated Testing
11 16 (12.90%) System Testing
12 15 (12.10%) User Stories
12 15 (12.10%) Scrum
13 14 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (10.48%) Regression Testing
14 13 (10.48%) Project Management
15 12 (9.68%) Mentoring
16 10 (8.06%) Functional Testing
16 10 (8.06%) OWASP
16 10 (8.06%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 61 (49.19%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) Java
3 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.23%) C#
5 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (91.13%) ISEB
2 52 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (12.90%) Degree
4 5 (4.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.77%) QA
2 10 (8.06%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle
3 3 (2.42%) HP
4 1 (0.81%) Avaya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £34,500 plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Provident Financial Management Services Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago