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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 123 174 145
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 74 42 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.66% 0.85% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 3.86% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 68 35 29
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
1059 1087 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.71% 21.97% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 839 924 691
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,450
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +32 50 £34,500 -13.75% 7
Bradford -12 8 £41,500 +27.69% 1
Halifax +18 4 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Bingley - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 123 (93.89%) ISEB
2 68 (51.91%) SQL
3 57 (43.51%) Software Testing
4 50 (38.17%) Finance
5 46 (35.11%) Test Scripting
5 46 (35.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 45 (34.35%) Test Strategy
7 42 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (30.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (27.48%) .NET
10 34 (25.95%) Test Management
10 34 (25.95%) QA
11 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
12 24 (18.32%) Test Automation
12 24 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (17.56%) Manual Testing
14 19 (14.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (13.74%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (13.74%) Performance Testing
15 18 (13.74%) Selenium
15 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
16 16 (12.21%) Automated Testing
16 16 (12.21%) System Testing
17 15 (11.45%) Integration Testing
17 15 (11.45%) .NET Framework
17 15 (11.45%) MS Office
18 14 (10.69%) Mentoring
19 13 (9.92%) Functional Testing
20 12 (9.16%) User Stories
20 12 (9.16%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (11.45%) MS Office
2 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.29%) MS Project
3 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) QlikView
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (13.74%) Selenium
3 11 (8.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (6.11%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.11%) JIRA
5 4 (3.05%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (3.05%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.29%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.53%) OpenSTA
7 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.53%) Rational Robot
7 2 (1.53%) JUnit
7 2 (1.53%) Firebug
7 2 (1.53%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.76%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.76%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.76%) JMeter
8 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.76%) Selenium IDE
General
1 50 (38.17%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Retail
3 6 (4.58%) Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Legal
5 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (54.96%) Analyst
2 70 (53.44%) Test Analyst
3 38 (29.01%) Tester
4 24 (18.32%) Software Tester
5 17 (12.98%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (12.98%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (10.69%) Lead Test Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.11%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (6.11%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.11%) Systems Tester
9 7 (5.34%) QA Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Senior Tester
11 5 (3.82%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Software Tester
11 5 (3.82%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.05%) Automation Tester
12 4 (3.05%) Junior
12 4 (3.05%) Junior Analyst
12 4 (3.05%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.48%) .NET
2 15 (11.45%) .NET Framework
3 10 (7.63%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.11%) CSS
4 8 (6.11%) XML
5 2 (1.53%) HTML
5 2 (1.53%) SOAP
5 2 (1.53%) Web Services
6 1 (0.76%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.58%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.29%) User Experience
4 2 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) IVR
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) UNIX
2 7 (5.34%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.51%) Software Testing
2 46 (35.11%) Test Scripting
3 45 (34.35%) Test Strategy
4 42 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (30.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (25.95%) Test Management
7 24 (18.32%) Test Automation
8 23 (17.56%) Manual Testing
9 18 (13.74%) Performance Testing
9 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
10 16 (12.21%) Automated Testing
10 16 (12.21%) System Testing
11 15 (11.45%) Integration Testing
12 14 (10.69%) Mentoring
13 13 (9.92%) Functional Testing
14 12 (9.16%) User Stories
14 12 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (8.40%) Project Management
16 10 (7.63%) Scrum
17 8 (6.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.91%) SQL
2 8 (6.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.34%) C#
3 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.82%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 123 (93.89%) ISEB
2 46 (35.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (9.16%) Degree
4 7 (5.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.95%) QA
2 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) Oracle
3 5 (3.82%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.76%) Cognos
4 1 (0.76%) Avaya
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