The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 4.43% - 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.82% - 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Median salary £40,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax.

Academic & Professional Certification
Halifax
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 22 44 43
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 13.92% 25.29% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 17 39 23
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Halifax

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) XML
1 18 (100.00%) ISEB
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 18 (100.00%) BDD
1 18 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (94.44%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (94.44%) Jenkins
3 14 (77.78%) JMeter
4 13 (72.22%) SOAP
5 11 (61.11%) Java
5 11 (61.11%) Open Source
6 10 (55.56%) Waterfall
6 10 (55.56%) Agile Testing
6 10 (55.56%) V-Model
6 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
6 10 (55.56%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (33.33%) QA
8 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (27.78%) Analytics

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
1 18 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 17 (94.44%) Jenkins
2 17 (94.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (77.78%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Test Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
1 18 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (72.22%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) BDD
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (61.11%) Open Source
4 10 (55.56%) Agile Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 10 (55.56%) V-Model
4 10 (55.56%) Waterfall
5 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 5 (27.78%) Analytics
6 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (27.78%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISEB
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday