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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 224 185 181
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 43 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.57% 0.80% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 3.49% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 28 37 46
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +25.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £30,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,650 £43,500 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
1651 1233 1342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.52% 22.96% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 982 1063
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,475 £26,500 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
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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 -27 38 £40,000 +6.66% 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £38,000 -
ISTQB
England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 63 (77.78%) ISEB
2 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.57%) Finance
4 25 (30.86%) Software Testing
4 25 (30.86%) Test Management
5 24 (29.63%) Selenium
6 23 (28.40%) Test Scripting
6 23 (28.40%) QA
7 22 (27.16%) Test Strategy
8 21 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (24.69%) Regression Testing
10 19 (23.46%) SQL
11 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (20.99%) Degree
11 17 (20.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (17.28%) System Testing
12 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
13 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
13 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
14 12 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 12 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
15 11 (13.58%) Scrum
15 11 (13.58%) Line Management
16 10 (12.35%) .NET
16 10 (12.35%) Performance Testing
16 10 (12.35%) Integration Testing
17 9 (11.11%) Manual Testing
17 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
17 9 (11.11%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (6.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (29.63%) Selenium
2 13 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.11%) Subversion
3 9 (11.11%) Capybara
4 8 (9.88%) JUnit
4 8 (9.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (7.41%) JIRA
6 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.94%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.94%) TestNG
7 4 (4.94%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.47%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.23%) Firebug
9 1 (1.23%) MSTest
9 1 (1.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 28 (34.57%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Banking
2 3 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Test Manager
2 22 (27.16%) Test Leader
3 21 (25.93%) Tester
4 19 (23.46%) Analyst
5 17 (20.99%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Software Tester
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Team Leader
9 5 (6.17%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (4.94%) Functional Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Functional Test Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Web Tester
11 3 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (3.70%) Junior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.70%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) SOAP
3 8 (9.88%) XML
4 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.94%) CSS
5 4 (4.94%) LAMP
6 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.70%) WinForms
7 1 (1.23%) JSON
7 1 (1.23%) DOM
7 1 (1.23%) Web Services
7 1 (1.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.94%) STB
5 3 (3.70%) NHS
5 3 (3.70%) DTV
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) UNIX
2 7 (8.64%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Android
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.86%) Software Testing
2 25 (30.86%) Test Management
3 23 (28.40%) Test Scripting
4 22 (27.16%) Test Strategy
5 21 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (24.69%) Regression Testing
7 17 (20.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (17.28%) System Testing
9 12 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (13.58%) Scrum
10 11 (13.58%) Line Management
11 10 (12.35%) Performance Testing
11 10 (12.35%) Integration Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 9 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 9 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Mentoring
13 8 (9.88%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) C#
4 4 (4.94%) Python
5 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.47%) C
7 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 63 (77.78%) ISEB
2 17 (20.99%) Degree
2 17 (20.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.40%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.47%) HP
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