The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 156 194 187
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 108 69 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.51% 0.92% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.51% 4.02% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 98 54 45
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,650 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
ISTQB
England

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

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1660 1718 1384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.14% 22.89% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1418 1024
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,250
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 Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire +38 69 £35,000 - 8
South Yorkshire +5 17 £28,750 +10.57%
East Yorkshire +5 11 £32,000 +33.33%
North Yorkshire +22 7 £27,500 -15.38%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 163 (91.06%) ISEB
2 89 (49.72%) SQL
3 87 (48.60%) Software Testing
4 76 (42.46%) Test Scripting
5 75 (41.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 69 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (35.75%) Finance
8 52 (29.05%) Test Strategy
9 51 (28.49%) QA
10 47 (26.26%) .NET
11 44 (24.58%) Microsoft
12 42 (23.46%) Test Management
13 41 (22.91%) Selenium
13 41 (22.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (20.11%) Automated Testing
14 36 (20.11%) Manual Testing
14 36 (20.11%) Test Automation
15 30 (16.76%) Performance Testing
16 29 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (15.08%) Team Foundation Server
18 26 (14.53%) HP Quality Center
19 23 (12.85%) Functional Testing
20 22 (12.29%) .NET Framework
20 22 (12.29%) Regression Testing
21 21 (11.73%) JIRA
21 21 (11.73%) QuickTest Pro
21 21 (11.73%) Windows
21 21 (11.73%) User Stories
21 21 (11.73%) Mentoring
22 19 (10.61%) UNIX

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) MS Office
1 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) ATM
1 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (22.91%) Selenium
2 27 (15.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (11.73%) JIRA
3 21 (11.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (6.15%) WebDriver
5 9 (5.03%) Visual Studio
6 8 (4.47%) Firebug
7 7 (3.91%) JUnit
8 5 (2.79%) Bugzilla
8 5 (2.79%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.79%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (1.68%) Toad
9 3 (1.68%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.12%) Rational Robot
10 2 (1.12%) TestNG
10 2 (1.12%) OpenSTA
11 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
General
1 64 (35.75%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 95 (53.07%) Analyst
1 95 (53.07%) Test Analyst
2 57 (31.84%) Tester
3 35 (19.55%) Software Tester
4 15 (8.38%) Test Manager
5 13 (7.26%) Lead Test Analyst
6 11 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (5.59%) Team Leader
7 10 (5.59%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (5.03%) Systems Tester
9 8 (4.47%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.47%) Senior Tester
9 8 (4.47%) Senior Software Tester
10 7 (3.91%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.35%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (2.79%) QA Analyst
12 5 (2.79%) Junior Analyst
12 5 (2.79%) Junior Test Analyst
12 5 (2.79%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (26.26%) .NET
2 22 (12.29%) .NET Framework
3 16 (8.94%) HTML
4 14 (7.82%) CSS
5 10 (5.59%) XML
6 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.47%) DOM
8 5 (2.79%) SOAP
8 5 (2.79%) Web Services
9 2 (1.12%) Spring
9 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.38%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.23%) W3C
5 3 (1.68%) User Experience
6 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.12%) EMV
6 2 (1.12%) IVR
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.73%) Windows
2 19 (10.61%) UNIX
3 3 (1.68%) Linux
3 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (48.60%) Software Testing
2 76 (42.46%) Test Scripting
3 69 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (29.05%) Test Strategy
5 42 (23.46%) Test Management
6 41 (22.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (20.11%) Automated Testing
7 36 (20.11%) Manual Testing
7 36 (20.11%) Test Automation
8 30 (16.76%) Performance Testing
9 23 (12.85%) Functional Testing
10 22 (12.29%) Regression Testing
11 21 (11.73%) User Stories
11 21 (11.73%) Mentoring
12 19 (10.61%) Scrum
13 16 (8.94%) System Testing
14 15 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (7.82%) Project Management
15 14 (7.82%) ITIL
16 12 (6.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 89 (49.72%) SQL
2 18 (10.06%) Java
3 17 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.47%) C#
5 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.68%) VBScript
5 3 (1.68%) VB
6 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.12%) C++
6 2 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) XQuery
7 1 (0.56%) XPath
7 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 163 (91.06%) ISEB
2 75 (41.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (10.61%) Degree
4 4 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.49%) QA
2 10 (5.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (14.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.82%) Oracle
3 12 (6.70%) HP
4 5 (2.79%) SAP
5 3 (1.68%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.68%) VMware
5 3 (1.68%) Telerik
6 1 (0.56%) Verint
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco
6 1 (0.56%) Avaya
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