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 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 152 124 146
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 30 36 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.80% 1.33% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 5.83% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16 35 19
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £44,400 £35,309
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
928 618 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.64% 22.87% 20.32%
Number of salaries quoted 746 492 467
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,950 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 45 (78.95%) ISEB
2 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (38.60%) Finance
3 22 (38.60%) Test Management
4 19 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 18 (31.58%) Selenium
6 16 (28.07%) Regression Testing
6 16 (28.07%) Software Testing
7 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
8 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
10 12 (21.05%) System Testing
11 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
11 11 (19.30%) Degree
11 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
11 11 (19.30%) Line Management
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
12 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (15.79%) Capybara
13 9 (15.79%) Cucumber
13 9 (15.79%) SOAP
13 9 (15.79%) Scrum
13 9 (15.79%) Subversion
14 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
15 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
15 7 (12.28%) QA
15 7 (12.28%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Selenium
2 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.79%) Capybara
3 9 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 9 (15.79%) Subversion
4 6 (10.53%) JUnit
4 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.77%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.51%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.51%) TestNG
8 1 (1.75%) JIRA
8 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Test Manager
2 22 (38.60%) Test Leader
3 11 (19.30%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Analyst
4 10 (17.54%) Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.02%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.51%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Junior
7 2 (3.51%) Lead Tester
7 2 (3.51%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) SOAP
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) WinForms
5 2 (3.51%) LAMP
6 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) NHS
3 3 (5.26%) DTV
4 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Android
2 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
2 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) Test Management
3 19 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 16 (28.07%) Regression Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Software Testing
5 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (21.05%) System Testing
9 11 (19.30%) Line Management
10 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (15.79%) Scrum
12 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
13 7 (12.28%) BDD
13 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
14 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
14 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
15 5 (8.77%) V-Model
15 5 (8.77%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) C
4 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (78.95%) ISEB
2 11 (19.30%) Degree
3 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) HL7
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits
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