The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 111 158
Rank change year-on-year +40 +47  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 127 102 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.52% 2.29% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.64% 10.04% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 118 99 62
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% +4.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,750 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £45,000 £40,000
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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 720 1016 1150
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 19.93% 22.85% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 604 808 919
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £26,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +40 111 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Huddersfield +1 8 £47,500 +5.55%
Halifax - 7 £40,000 - 3
Bradford +1 1 £50,000 +53.84% 1
ISTQB
Yorkshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 198 (84.98%) ISEB
2 196 (84.12%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (48.50%) SQL
4 109 (46.78%) Selenium
5 99 (42.49%) Test Automation
6 90 (38.63%) Software Testing
7 87 (37.34%) Functional Testing
8 82 (35.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 76 (32.62%) QA
10 74 (31.76%) TDD
11 70 (30.04%) Waterfall
12 68 (29.18%) SoapUI
13 67 (28.76%) Test Strategy
14 62 (26.61%) Cucumber
15 60 (25.75%) Finance
16 59 (25.32%) Scrum
17 58 (24.89%) Java
17 58 (24.89%) BDD
18 54 (23.18%) SOAP
19 53 (22.75%) Test Scripting
19 53 (22.75%) Mentoring
20 52 (22.32%) .NET
21 49 (21.03%) Test Management
22 45 (19.31%) Automation Testing
22 45 (19.31%) E-Commerce
23 44 (18.88%) Non-Functional Testing
24 43 (18.45%) Web Testing
24 43 (18.45%) C#
25 41 (17.60%) Regression Testing
25 41 (17.60%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.43%) Apache
1 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.59%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 109 (46.78%) Selenium
2 68 (29.18%) SoapUI
3 62 (26.61%) Cucumber
4 41 (17.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (17.17%) JMeter
6 20 (8.58%) Jenkins
7 14 (6.01%) Visual Studio
8 12 (5.15%) LoadRunner
9 8 (3.43%) SpecFlow
10 7 (3.00%) JIRA
11 6 (2.58%) FitNesse
11 6 (2.58%) MSTest
11 6 (2.58%) Ranorex
11 6 (2.58%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.15%) Gatling
12 5 (2.15%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.15%) Selenium IDE
12 5 (2.15%) tSQLt
13 4 (1.72%) JUnit
13 4 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (25.75%) Finance
2 26 (11.16%) Legal
3 24 (10.30%) Retail
4 23 (9.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 92 (39.48%) Test Engineer
2 66 (28.33%) Analyst
3 64 (27.47%) Senior Test Engineer
3 64 (27.47%) Test Analyst
4 39 (16.74%) Tester
5 28 (12.02%) Test Automation Engineer
6 26 (11.16%) Test Manager
7 23 (9.87%) Web Engineer
8 17 (7.30%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 17 (7.30%) Senior Web Engineer
9 15 (6.44%) Automation Tester
10 14 (6.01%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (5.15%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (5.15%) Test Leader
12 10 (4.29%) Lead Tester
13 8 (3.43%) IT Consultant
13 8 (3.43%) QA Analyst
13 8 (3.43%) Software Tester
13 8 (3.43%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (23.18%) SOAP
2 52 (22.32%) .NET
3 32 (13.73%) XML
4 19 (8.15%) Web Services
5 10 (4.29%) HTML
6 8 (3.43%) REST
7 6 (2.58%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.58%) WSDL
7 6 (2.58%) XSD
8 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.86%) Behat
10 1 (0.43%) CSS
10 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.29%) NHS
3 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
3 2 (0.86%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.86%) Unix
2 1 (0.43%) Linux
2 1 (0.43%) Windows
2 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (84.12%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (42.49%) Test Automation
3 90 (38.63%) Software Testing
4 87 (37.34%) Functional Testing
5 74 (31.76%) TDD
6 70 (30.04%) Waterfall
7 67 (28.76%) Test Strategy
8 59 (25.32%) Scrum
9 58 (24.89%) BDD
10 53 (22.75%) Mentoring
10 53 (22.75%) Test Scripting
11 49 (21.03%) Test Management
12 45 (19.31%) Automation Testing
12 45 (19.31%) E-Commerce
13 44 (18.88%) Non-Functional Testing
14 43 (18.45%) Web Testing
15 41 (17.60%) Regression Testing
15 41 (17.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (17.17%) Defect Tracking
16 40 (17.17%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 113 (48.50%) SQL
2 58 (24.89%) Java
3 43 (18.45%) C#
4 25 (10.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.15%) Python
6 8 (3.43%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.72%) C
8 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.43%) Go
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 198 (84.98%) ISEB
2 82 (35.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (8.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (3.43%) Degree
5 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (32.62%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) HL7
2 3 (1.29%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.29%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (16.31%) Oracle
2 19 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.29%) HP
4 9 (3.86%) Telerik
5 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
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