The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 156 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 28 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.77% 1.85% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 6.76% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 43 44
Average salary £40,688 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,700 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
934 695 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.53% 27.41% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 782 495 514
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
West Yorkshire

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 25 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 48 (80.00%) ISEB
2 30 (50.00%) Selenium
3 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
5 19 (31.67%) Scrum
6 17 (28.33%) BDD
7 16 (26.67%) Degree
8 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 13 (21.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (21.67%) Java
9 13 (21.67%) JUnit
10 12 (20.00%) SQL
10 12 (20.00%) TDD
10 12 (20.00%) Information Management
10 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 12 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (18.33%) Test Management
12 10 (16.67%) System Testing
12 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 10 (16.67%) .NET
12 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
13 9 (15.00%) Capybara
13 9 (15.00%) SOAP
13 9 (15.00%) XML
13 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
13 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 9 (15.00%) Finance
13 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (50.00%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) JUnit
3 12 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.00%) Capybara
5 9 (15.00%) Subversion
6 7 (11.67%) SoapUI
7 6 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.33%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.67%) TestNG
9 1 (1.67%) JIRA
9 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Legal
2 1 (1.67%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Tester
2 19 (31.67%) Test Manager
3 13 (21.67%) Test Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.00%) Performance Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) QA Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Junior
8 2 (3.33%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Lead Tester
9 1 (1.67%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 9 (15.00%) SOAP
2 9 (15.00%) XML
3 8 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (10.00%) WinForms
4 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.00%) Web Services
6 2 (3.33%) XSD
6 2 (3.33%) WSDL
7 1 (1.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.00%) NHS
2 6 (10.00%) DTV
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Android
2 6 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Test Strategy
3 19 (31.67%) Scrum
4 17 (28.33%) BDD
5 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 13 (21.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (20.00%) TDD
7 12 (20.00%) Information Management
7 12 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (18.33%) Test Management
9 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (16.67%) System Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 9 (15.00%) PRINCE2
10 9 (15.00%) Business Analysis
11 8 (13.33%) DSDM
11 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
12 6 (10.00%) Kanban
12 6 (10.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) C
4 1 (1.67%) PHP
4 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (80.00%) ISEB
2 16 (26.67%) Degree
3 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
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