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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 142 199 178
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 102 53 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.52% 0.74% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.31% 3.30% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 94 40 36
Average salary £35,250 £40,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% +31.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £32,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
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
1616 1607 1440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.13% 22.37% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 1350 1055
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £23,500
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +48 76 £37,250 -6.87% 9
South Yorkshire +8 8 £42,500 +63.46%
East Yorkshire +4 8 £33,000 -
North Yorkshire +16 4 £27,500 +34.14%
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 177 (92.19%) ISEB
2 97 (50.52%) SQL
3 82 (42.71%) Software Testing
4 72 (37.50%) Finance
5 70 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (36.46%) Test Scripting
5 70 (36.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 63 (32.81%) QA
7 50 (26.04%) Test Strategy
7 50 (26.04%) SDLC
8 47 (24.48%) Test Management
9 44 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 44 (22.92%) .NET
10 38 (19.79%) Selenium
10 38 (19.79%) Test Automation
11 37 (19.27%) Manual Testing
12 36 (18.75%) Automated Testing
13 35 (18.23%) HP Quality Center
14 34 (17.71%) Performance Testing
14 34 (17.71%) Microsoft
15 32 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (15.10%) Regression Testing
17 24 (12.50%) JIRA
18 23 (11.98%) JavaScript
19 22 (11.46%) Mentoring
19 22 (11.46%) Functional Testing
20 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
20 21 (10.94%) QuickTest Pro
21 20 (10.42%) CSS
21 20 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (8.33%) MS Office
2 10 (5.21%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) BASE24
2 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.56%) ATM
2 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.04%) Big Data
7 1 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 38 (19.79%) Selenium
2 24 (12.50%) JIRA
3 21 (10.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 11 (5.73%) Visual Studio
7 9 (4.69%) Firebug
8 7 (3.65%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (3.65%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.60%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.60%) JUnit
9 5 (2.60%) Bugzilla
10 4 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.56%) Toad
11 3 (1.56%) TestNG
12 2 (1.04%) OpenSTA
12 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.04%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.04%) Rational Robot
General
1 72 (37.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.21%) Banking
2 10 (5.21%) Retail
3 5 (2.60%) Legal
4 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (55.73%) Analyst
2 105 (54.69%) Test Analyst
3 53 (27.60%) Tester
4 35 (18.23%) Software Tester
5 21 (10.94%) Senior Analyst
5 21 (10.94%) Senior Test Analyst
6 19 (9.90%) Test Manager
7 17 (8.85%) Lead Test Analyst
8 11 (5.73%) Team Leader
8 11 (5.73%) Test Team Leader
9 9 (4.69%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) Systems Tester
10 8 (4.17%) QA Analyst
10 8 (4.17%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.65%) Senior Tester
12 6 (3.13%) Junior
12 6 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
12 6 (3.13%) Senior Software Tester
13 5 (2.60%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.92%) .NET
2 20 (10.42%) CSS
3 15 (7.81%) HTML
3 15 (7.81%) .NET Framework
4 14 (7.29%) XML
4 14 (7.29%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.17%) DOM
6 6 (3.13%) Web Services
7 5 (2.60%) SOAP
8 3 (1.56%) Spring
9 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.29%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.08%) W3C
4 4 (2.08%) IVR
5 3 (1.56%) User Experience
6 2 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.04%) EMV
6 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.90%) Windows
2 16 (8.33%) UNIX
3 3 (1.56%) Linux
3 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.71%) Software Testing
2 70 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (36.46%) Test Scripting
3 50 (26.04%) Test Strategy
3 50 (26.04%) SDLC
4 47 (24.48%) Test Management
5 44 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (19.79%) Test Automation
7 37 (19.27%) Manual Testing
8 36 (18.75%) Automated Testing
9 34 (17.71%) Performance Testing
10 29 (15.10%) Regression Testing
11 22 (11.46%) Functional Testing
11 22 (11.46%) Mentoring
12 16 (8.33%) System Testing
13 15 (7.81%) Integration Testing
13 15 (7.81%) Scrum
14 14 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (7.29%) User Stories
15 13 (6.77%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 97 (50.52%) SQL
2 23 (11.98%) JavaScript
3 14 (7.29%) Java
4 12 (6.25%) C#
5 8 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.56%) VBScript
7 3 (1.56%) VB
7 3 (1.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) XQuery
8 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 177 (92.19%) ISEB
2 70 (36.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (8.33%) Degree
4 9 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (32.81%) QA
2 6 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (18.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.90%) Oracle
3 16 (8.33%) HP
4 5 (2.60%) SAP
5 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.56%) VMware
5 3 (1.56%) Telerik
5 3 (1.56%) Verint
5 3 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (0.52%) Avaya
6 1 (0.52%) Cognos
6 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
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