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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 118 133 133
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 53 38 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.53% 1.17% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.22% 5.56% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 53 30 24
Average salary £32,500 £28,625 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.53% -22.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £26,750 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £35,525 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
852 683 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.65% 20.99% 19.63%
Number of salaries quoted 744 527 467
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
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 30 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 69 (81.18%) ISEB
2 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
3 42 (49.41%) Finance
4 41 (48.24%) Software Testing
5 39 (45.88%) Test Scripting
5 39 (45.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 37 (43.53%) Test Strategy
7 36 (42.35%) SQL
8 33 (38.82%) Test Management
9 32 (37.65%) .NET
10 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (28.24%) MS Excel
12 20 (23.53%) Regression Testing
13 18 (21.18%) .NET Framework
14 17 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (20.00%) Scrum
15 16 (18.82%) Test Automation
16 15 (17.65%) Degree
16 15 (17.65%) Selenium
16 15 (17.65%) Manual Testing
16 15 (17.65%) System Testing
16 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (16.47%) Project Management
18 13 (15.29%) Automated Testing
19 11 (12.94%) User Stories
19 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 11 (12.94%) Line Management
20 10 (11.76%) OWASP
20 10 (11.76%) PCI DSS
20 10 (11.76%) RAD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (28.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) VoIP
2 1 (1.18%) FTP
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (17.65%) Selenium
3 7 (8.24%) JUnit
4 6 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (4.71%) JIRA
5 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.35%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.18%) TestNG
7 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (49.41%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Analyst
1 38 (44.71%) Test Analyst
2 20 (23.53%) Tester
3 19 (22.35%) Test Manager
4 16 (18.82%) Test Leader
5 9 (10.59%) Systems Tester
6 4 (4.71%) Software Tester
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) QA Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.53%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (3.53%) Junior
7 3 (3.53%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Junior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Senior Software Tester
8 2 (2.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) .NET
2 18 (21.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.35%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) HTML
4 1 (1.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.18%) IVR
4 1 (1.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) UNIX
2 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.35%) Android
2 2 (2.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Software Testing
2 39 (45.88%) Test Scripting
3 37 (43.53%) Test Strategy
4 33 (38.82%) Test Management
5 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 17 (20.00%) Scrum
8 16 (18.82%) Test Automation
9 15 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 15 (17.65%) System Testing
9 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (16.47%) Project Management
11 13 (15.29%) Automated Testing
12 11 (12.94%) User Stories
12 11 (12.94%) Line Management
13 10 (11.76%) OWASP
13 10 (11.76%) RAD
14 9 (10.59%) TDD
14 9 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (42.35%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) Java
3 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.35%) C
5 1 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 69 (81.18%) ISEB
2 39 (45.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (17.65%) Degree
4 11 (12.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 9 (10.59%) QA
3 2 (2.35%) HL7
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (51.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.18%) HP
2 1 (1.18%) Avaya
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