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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 154 142 141
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 52 51 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.08% 1.20% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 6.12% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 49 40 41
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £37,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,846
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.55%
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
1129 833 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.45% 19.64% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 968 638 586
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -3 44 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Bradford - 5 £27,500 -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £22,500 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 72 (80.00%) ISEB
2 43 (47.78%) Finance
3 37 (41.11%) Software Testing
4 35 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (37.78%) SQL
5 34 (37.78%) Test Scripting
6 33 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 31 (34.44%) .NET
7 31 (34.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (31.11%) Test Management
9 23 (25.56%) Selenium
10 21 (23.33%) Regression Testing
11 20 (22.22%) MS Excel
12 18 (20.00%) QA
12 18 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 18 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 16 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (17.78%) Automated Testing
14 15 (16.67%) Degree
14 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 15 (16.67%) Scrum
15 12 (13.33%) System Testing
15 12 (13.33%) .NET Framework
16 11 (12.22%) SOA
16 11 (12.22%) Java
16 11 (12.22%) Line Management
17 10 (11.11%) RAD
17 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 5 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) Selenium
2 15 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (8.89%) JUnit
5 6 (6.67%) JIRA
5 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.22%) MSTest
8 2 (2.22%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.22%) TestNG
8 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.11%) Subversion
9 1 (1.11%) Capybara
General
1 43 (47.78%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Analyst
1 35 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 25 (27.78%) Tester
3 22 (24.44%) Test Manager
4 18 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 6 (6.67%) Systems Tester
7 4 (4.44%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Functional Test Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Senior QA Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Web Tester
8 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.44%) .NET
2 12 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 9 (10.00%) XML
4 8 (8.89%) SOAP
5 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.78%) CSS
6 2 (2.22%) LAMP
6 2 (2.22%) HTML
7 1 (1.11%) JSON
7 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.11%) Open Source
3 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.56%) UNIX
2 4 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.11%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.11%) Software Testing
2 35 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 34 (37.78%) Test Scripting
3 34 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (31.11%) Test Management
5 21 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 18 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 16 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.78%) Automated Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Scrum
8 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 12 (13.33%) System Testing
10 11 (12.22%) SOA
10 11 (12.22%) Line Management
11 10 (11.11%) RAD
11 10 (11.11%) Project Management
11 10 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.00%) Integration Testing
13 8 (8.89%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (37.78%) SQL
2 11 (12.22%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) C#
3 7 (7.78%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.56%) VB.NET
4 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.44%) C
6 2 (2.22%) C++
7 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 72 (80.00%) ISEB
2 31 (34.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 15 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (7.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.33%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.11%) HP
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
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