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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 120 158 162
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 104 58 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.38% 1.20% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.48% 5.32% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 99 58 31
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £23,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,300 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
992 1091 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.71% 22.49% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 769 939 722
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +43 92 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Bradford +4 8 £32,500 -18.75%
Huddersfield - 4 £40,000 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 165 (83.76%) ISEB
2 105 (53.30%) SQL
3 99 (50.25%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (44.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 85 (43.15%) Selenium
6 68 (34.52%) Software Testing
7 63 (31.98%) .NET
8 58 (29.44%) Finance
8 58 (29.44%) Test Scripting
9 57 (28.93%) Test Automation
10 53 (26.90%) QA
11 48 (24.37%) Automation Testing
12 45 (22.84%) Microsoft
13 42 (21.32%) Oracle
13 42 (21.32%) Non-Functional Testing
13 42 (21.32%) SDLC
14 39 (19.80%) Test Management
14 39 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 37 (18.78%) Test Strategy
15 37 (18.78%) Java
16 29 (14.72%) Scrum
17 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
18 27 (13.71%) MS Excel
18 27 (13.71%) BDD
18 27 (13.71%) System Testing
19 26 (13.20%) Manual Testing
20 23 (11.68%) C#
20 23 (11.68%) SoapUI
21 20 (10.15%) Cucumber
21 20 (10.15%) Team Foundation Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.57%) MS Office
3 7 (3.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.57%) HTTP
2 3 (1.52%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.02%) FTP
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (5.08%) QlikView
3 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 85 (43.15%) Selenium
2 23 (11.68%) SoapUI
3 20 (10.15%) Cucumber
3 20 (10.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (9.14%) JMeter
4 18 (9.14%) WebDriver
5 17 (8.63%) Oracle Forms
6 15 (7.61%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (4.57%) HP UFT
7 9 (4.57%) LoadRunner
8 8 (4.06%) Toad
9 7 (3.55%) JIRA
10 6 (3.05%) SilkTest
10 6 (3.05%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.54%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (2.03%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.03%) NeoLoad
12 4 (2.03%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (29.44%) Finance
2 9 (4.57%) Legal
3 1 (0.51%) Banking
3 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (57.36%) Analyst
2 112 (56.85%) Test Analyst
3 44 (22.34%) Tester
4 30 (15.23%) Test Leader
5 29 (14.72%) Test Engineer
6 26 (13.20%) Automation Analyst
6 26 (13.20%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (7.61%) QA Tester
7 15 (7.61%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (7.61%) Senior Test Analyst
7 15 (7.61%) Systems Tester
8 12 (6.09%) QA Analyst
8 12 (6.09%) QA Test Analyst
8 12 (6.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 12 (6.09%) Senior Tester
9 11 (5.58%) Automation Tester
10 10 (5.08%) Lead Test Analyst
10 10 (5.08%) QA Engineer
10 10 (5.08%) QA Test Engineer
10 10 (5.08%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (31.98%) .NET
2 17 (8.63%) SOAP
3 11 (5.58%) XML
4 9 (4.57%) Web Services
5 8 (4.06%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.54%) HTML
8 4 (2.03%) JSON
9 3 (1.52%) J2EE
10 1 (0.51%) CSS
10 1 (0.51%) HTML5
10 1 (0.51%) Java EE
10 1 (0.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.06%) IVR
4 8 (4.06%) Replication
5 3 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.52%) iPad
5 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.02%) Informatics
6 2 (1.02%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.05%) Unix
2 5 (2.54%) Linux
2 5 (2.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (50.25%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.52%) Software Testing
3 58 (29.44%) Test Scripting
4 57 (28.93%) Test Automation
5 48 (24.37%) Automation Testing
6 42 (21.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 42 (21.32%) SDLC
7 39 (19.80%) Test Management
7 39 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (18.78%) Test Strategy
9 29 (14.72%) Scrum
10 27 (13.71%) BDD
10 27 (13.71%) System Testing
11 26 (13.20%) Manual Testing
12 19 (9.64%) Performance Testing
12 19 (9.64%) Regression Testing
13 15 (7.61%) Automated Testing
14 14 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (7.11%) Mentoring
15 13 (6.60%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 105 (53.30%) SQL
2 37 (18.78%) Java
3 23 (11.68%) C#
4 19 (9.64%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.54%) Python
7 2 (1.02%) C
7 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.02%) VB
7 2 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 165 (83.76%) ISEB
2 88 (44.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (8.63%) Degree
4 4 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (26.90%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.02%) HL7
Systems Management
1 12 (6.09%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.54%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 45 (22.84%) Microsoft
2 42 (21.32%) Oracle
3 16 (8.12%) HP
4 8 (4.06%) Capita
5 6 (3.05%) IBM
6 3 (1.52%) Twitter
7 2 (1.02%) Facebook
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos
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