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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - 32
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 4.13% - 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% - 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 3
Median salary £42,500 - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 15 32 58
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 12.40% 29.09% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 52
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) XML
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 11 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 10 (90.91%) TDD
3 9 (81.82%) SOAP
4 8 (72.73%) Java
4 8 (72.73%) JMeter
5 7 (63.64%) Open Source
6 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
7 4 (36.36%) Agile Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (36.36%) V-Model
8 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Analytics
9 2 (18.18%) QA
9 2 (18.18%) Finance

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 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 11 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (72.73%) JMeter
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) XML
2 9 (81.82%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) BDD
2 10 (90.91%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) Open Source
4 5 (45.45%) Waterfall
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) V-Model
6 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) ISEB
1 11 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA