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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 129 147 139
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 32 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.25% 0.85% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 3.73% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 18
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £31,500 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £50,000 £50,300
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
826 857 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.98% 22.66% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 643 731 507
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £57,500
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 17 April 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 87 (89.69%) ISEB
2 60 (61.86%) Software Testing
3 56 (57.73%) SQL
4 52 (53.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 48 (49.48%) Test Scripting
6 43 (44.33%) Test Strategy
7 34 (35.05%) Microsoft
8 33 (34.02%) .NET
9 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (29.90%) Finance
11 26 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (25.77%) Test Management
13 23 (23.71%) Test Automation
14 21 (21.65%) .NET Framework
15 20 (20.62%) Selenium
16 19 (19.59%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (18.56%) QA
18 17 (17.53%) Performance Testing
19 15 (15.46%) Automated Testing
19 15 (15.46%) Manual Testing
19 15 (15.46%) User Stories
19 15 (15.46%) Scrum
20 14 (14.43%) MS Office
20 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
20 14 (14.43%) System Testing
21 13 (13.40%) Project Management
21 13 (13.40%) Regression Testing
22 10 (10.31%) RAD
22 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
22 10 (10.31%) UNIX

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Office
1 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (20.62%) Selenium
2 19 (19.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (9.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.15%) JIRA
4 5 (5.15%) JUnit
5 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.06%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.03%) Firebug
7 1 (1.03%) Selenium IDE
General
1 29 (29.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Banking
2 4 (4.12%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (44.33%) Analyst
1 43 (44.33%) Test Analyst
2 38 (39.18%) Tester
3 22 (22.68%) Software Tester
4 10 (10.31%) Test Manager
5 9 (9.28%) Systems Tester
6 6 (6.19%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.15%) Senior Software Tester
7 5 (5.15%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.12%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (3.09%) Junior
9 3 (3.09%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.09%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.02%) .NET
2 21 (21.65%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.09%) HTML
3 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.06%) SOAP
4 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.06%) XML
5 1 (1.03%) DOM
5 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.09%) User Experience
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.03%) W3C
5 1 (1.03%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) UNIX
2 5 (5.15%) Windows
3 2 (2.06%) Android
3 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (61.86%) Software Testing
2 48 (49.48%) Test Scripting
3 43 (44.33%) Test Strategy
4 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (26.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (25.77%) Test Management
7 23 (23.71%) Test Automation
8 17 (17.53%) Performance Testing
9 15 (15.46%) Automated Testing
9 15 (15.46%) Manual Testing
9 15 (15.46%) Scrum
9 15 (15.46%) User Stories
10 14 (14.43%) System Testing
11 13 (13.40%) Project Management
11 13 (13.40%) Regression Testing
12 10 (10.31%) RAD
12 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (10.31%) OWASP
13 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
14 7 (7.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (57.73%) SQL
2 8 (8.25%) Java
3 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 87 (89.69%) ISEB
2 52 (53.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (8.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.56%) QA
2 10 (10.31%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.09%) HP
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle
3 1 (1.03%) Avaya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £34,500 plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago