The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 131 129 129
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 47 45 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.40% 1.38% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 6.68% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 46 34 30
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
ISTQB
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
867 674 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.74% 20.73% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 767 503 479
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Leeds

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 60 (77.92%) ISEB
2 39 (50.65%) Finance
3 35 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 34 (44.16%) Software Testing
4 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
5 32 (41.56%) Test Scripting
6 31 (40.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (38.96%) Test Management
7 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (33.77%) SQL
8 26 (33.77%) .NET
9 20 (25.97%) Regression Testing
10 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
10 19 (24.68%) Selenium
11 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
11 16 (20.78%) Scrum
12 15 (19.48%) Degree
12 15 (19.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (16.88%) .NET Framework
13 13 (16.88%) System Testing
13 13 (16.88%) Automated Testing
14 12 (15.58%) Manual Testing
15 11 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 11 (14.29%) Line Management
15 11 (14.29%) RAD
15 11 (14.29%) Project Management
16 10 (12.99%) Java
16 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
17 9 (11.69%) QA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 (6.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Selenium
2 16 (20.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (10.39%) JUnit
3 8 (10.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.49%) JIRA
4 5 (6.49%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.60%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.60%) TestNG
6 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.60%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.60%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.30%) Capybara
7 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 39 (50.65%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Analyst
1 28 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 21 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 20 (25.97%) Tester
4 18 (23.38%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.09%) Systems Tester
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Senior QA Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.90%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (3.90%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Tester
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (2.60%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.77%) .NET
2 13 (16.88%) .NET Framework
3 7 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (2.60%) XML
4 2 (2.60%) LAMP
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) UNIX
2 2 (2.60%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Test Strategy
2 34 (44.16%) Software Testing
3 32 (41.56%) Test Scripting
4 30 (38.96%) Test Management
4 30 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (25.97%) Regression Testing
6 16 (20.78%) Scrum
6 16 (20.78%) Test Automation
7 15 (19.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (16.88%) System Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Automated Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Manual Testing
10 11 (14.29%) Project Management
10 11 (14.29%) RAD
10 11 (14.29%) Line Management
11 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
12 9 (11.69%) Integration Testing
12 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.39%) OWASP
14 7 (9.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Java
3 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.90%) C
5 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (77.92%) ISEB
2 31 (40.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (19.48%) Degree
4 11 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) HL7
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 1 (1.30%) HP
3 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 12 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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The Test People
Posted: 14 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits + Training
Posted: 22 days ago