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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 130 183 123
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -60
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 73 28 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.53% 0.57% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 2.40% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 67 16 47
Average salary £35,000 £42,832 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.28% +22.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,950 £52,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
1142 1169 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.91% 23.99% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 934 942 684
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 42 £35,000 -18.91% 4
Bradford - 16 £41,500 -
Halifax - 7 £32,500 - 1
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 134 (95.04%) ISEB
2 76 (53.90%) SQL
3 59 (41.84%) Finance
3 59 (41.84%) QA
4 50 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (35.46%) Software Testing
5 46 (32.62%) Test Strategy
6 44 (31.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
8 41 (29.08%) Test Management
9 40 (28.37%) SDLC
10 37 (26.24%) .NET
11 36 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 35 (24.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
13 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
15 20 (14.18%) Scrum
15 20 (14.18%) Regression Testing
15 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
16 19 (13.48%) ASP.NET
16 19 (13.48%) Integration Testing
17 18 (12.77%) Selenium
18 17 (12.06%) CSS
18 17 (12.06%) JavaScript
18 17 (12.06%) XML
19 16 (11.35%) C#
19 16 (11.35%) Test Automation
19 16 (11.35%) System Testing
19 16 (11.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Office
2 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.93%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.13%) QlikView
5 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (12.77%) Selenium
3 14 (9.93%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.38%) HP UFT
5 7 (4.96%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.96%) JIRA
6 5 (3.55%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (3.55%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.84%) JMeter
8 3 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.13%) Firebug
9 2 (1.42%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.42%) Rational Robot
9 2 (1.42%) OpenSTA
9 2 (1.42%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.71%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.71%) MSTest
10 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
General
1 59 (41.84%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Marketing
3 4 (2.84%) Retail
4 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (55.32%) Analyst
2 76 (53.90%) Test Analyst
3 49 (34.75%) Tester
4 30 (21.28%) Senior Analyst
4 30 (21.28%) Senior Test Analyst
5 28 (19.86%) Software Tester
6 23 (16.31%) Lead Test Analyst
7 15 (10.64%) Systems Tester
8 11 (7.80%) Test Manager
9 10 (7.09%) Test Team Leader
9 10 (7.09%) Team Leader
10 8 (5.67%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.67%) Senior Tester
10 8 (5.67%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Senior Software Tester
12 5 (3.55%) Systems Test Analyst
12 5 (3.55%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (2.84%) Software Test Analyst
13 4 (2.84%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.24%) .NET
2 19 (13.48%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.06%) CSS
3 17 (12.06%) XML
4 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.42%) HTML
5 2 (1.42%) SOAP
6 1 (0.71%) Web Services
6 1 (0.71%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.84%) User Experience
4 2 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.71%) W3C
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
1 50 (35.46%) Software Testing
2 46 (32.62%) Test Strategy
3 44 (31.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (29.79%) Test Scripting
5 41 (29.08%) Test Management
6 40 (28.37%) SDLC
7 20 (14.18%) Scrum
7 20 (14.18%) Regression Testing
8 19 (13.48%) Integration Testing
9 16 (11.35%) System Testing
9 16 (11.35%) Test Automation
10 15 (10.64%) RAD
11 13 (9.22%) Manual Testing
12 12 (8.51%) Functional Testing
13 11 (7.80%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.80%) Project Management
14 10 (7.09%) Automated Testing
15 9 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 9 (6.38%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (53.90%) SQL
2 17 (12.06%) JavaScript
3 16 (11.35%) C#
4 14 (9.93%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.55%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 134 (95.04%) ISEB
2 35 (24.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (11.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (6.38%) Degree
5 2 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (41.84%) QA
2 5 (3.55%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 21 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) Oracle
3 8 (5.67%) HP
4 2 (1.42%) Cognos
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