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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 147 222 165
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -57
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 98 30 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.46% 0.42% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.98% 1.79% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84 22 47
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £49,500 £45,000
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
1639 1675 1306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.41% 23.33% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1353 1323 1027
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 £26,743 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +52 77 £35,000 -15.40% 6
East Yorkshire - 10 £41,000 -
South Yorkshire +11 9 £44,500 +27.14% 1
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 175 (89.29%) ISEB
2 105 (53.57%) SQL
3 76 (38.78%) Finance
4 73 (37.24%) QA
5 72 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (36.73%) Software Testing
6 55 (28.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 53 (27.04%) Test Management
8 51 (26.02%) .NET
9 49 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 49 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 47 (23.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (21.94%) SDLC
12 39 (19.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 37 (18.88%) Test Automation
14 34 (17.35%) HP Quality Center
15 28 (14.29%) Scrum
15 28 (14.29%) Performance Testing
16 26 (13.27%) Selenium
17 25 (12.76%) Microsoft
17 25 (12.76%) Manual Testing
18 24 (12.24%) SQL Server
18 24 (12.24%) JavaScript
19 23 (11.73%) Oracle
19 23 (11.73%) ASP.NET
19 23 (11.73%) System Testing
20 22 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (11.22%) CSS
20 22 (11.22%) XML
20 22 (11.22%) Automated Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 11 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.53%) ATM
2 2 (1.02%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.69%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.08%) QlikView
4 8 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.53%) Big Data
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (19.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (13.27%) Selenium
3 18 (9.18%) JIRA
4 16 (8.16%) HP UFT
5 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
6 14 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (6.12%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (5.61%) LoadRunner
9 9 (4.59%) WebDriver
10 7 (3.57%) JMeter
11 4 (2.04%) FitNesse
11 4 (2.04%) Firebug
11 4 (2.04%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.53%) JUnit
12 3 (1.53%) TestNG
12 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.02%) Toad
13 2 (1.02%) Fiddler
13 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.51%) LoadUI
General
1 76 (38.78%) Finance
2 10 (5.10%) Banking
2 10 (5.10%) Marketing
3 8 (4.08%) Legal
4 6 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (47.96%) Analyst
2 92 (46.94%) Test Analyst
3 58 (29.59%) Tester
4 34 (17.35%) Senior Analyst
4 34 (17.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 28 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 24 (12.24%) Test Manager
7 22 (11.22%) Lead Test Analyst
8 19 (9.69%) Test Leader
9 18 (9.18%) Systems Tester
10 17 (8.67%) Test Engineer
11 15 (7.65%) Test Team Leader
11 15 (7.65%) Team Leader
12 14 (7.14%) Senior Tester
13 7 (3.57%) QA Tester
13 7 (3.57%) Systems Test Analyst
13 7 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
14 6 (3.06%) QA Analyst
14 6 (3.06%) Senior Software Tester
15 5 (2.55%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (26.02%) .NET
2 23 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 22 (11.22%) CSS
3 22 (11.22%) XML
4 8 (4.08%) HTML
4 8 (4.08%) Web Services
5 5 (2.55%) SOAP
6 3 (1.53%) Spring
6 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.02%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.10%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.08%) IVR
4 2 (1.02%) W3C
4 2 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.02%) User Experience
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.51%) Java Card
5 1 (0.51%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.06%) Windows
2 3 (1.53%) Linux
2 3 (1.53%) UNIX
3 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (36.73%) Software Testing
2 53 (27.04%) Test Management
3 49 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 49 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 47 (23.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (21.94%) SDLC
6 37 (18.88%) Test Automation
7 28 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 28 (14.29%) Scrum
8 25 (12.76%) Manual Testing
9 23 (11.73%) System Testing
10 22 (11.22%) Automated Testing
11 20 (10.20%) RAD
12 18 (9.18%) Regression Testing
13 17 (8.67%) Integration Testing
14 16 (8.16%) Automation Testing
14 16 (8.16%) Mentoring
15 15 (7.65%) Test Planning
16 14 (7.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (53.57%) SQL
2 24 (12.24%) JavaScript
3 18 (9.18%) T-SQL
4 17 (8.67%) C#
5 12 (6.12%) VB.NET
6 11 (5.61%) Java
7 3 (1.53%) PHP
7 3 (1.53%) VBScript
8 2 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 175 (89.29%) ISEB
2 55 (28.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (10.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (4.08%) Degree
4 8 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (37.24%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (17.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (12.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.73%) Oracle
3 17 (8.67%) HP
4 4 (2.04%) Cisco
4 4 (2.04%) Verint
5 3 (1.53%) Cognos
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.02%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) SAP
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
The Test People
Salary: Salary Dependent on Experience - Excellent Package
Posted: 16 days ago