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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 131 169 104
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -65
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 47 22 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.34% 0.60% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.54% 2.43% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 37 15 40
Average salary £35,000 £43,164 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.91% +21.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £52,400 £45,000
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
848 904 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.21% 24.51% 25.15%
Number of salaries quoted 679 747 490
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 91 (91.00%) ISEB
2 62 (62.00%) SQL
3 39 (39.00%) Software Testing
4 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (33.00%) Test Strategy
6 32 (32.00%) Test Scripting
7 31 (31.00%) Test Management
7 31 (31.00%) QA
8 29 (29.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (29.00%) SDLC
9 28 (28.00%) .NET
10 27 (27.00%) Finance
10 27 (27.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 19 (19.00%) System Testing
12 19 (19.00%) Oracle
13 18 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (16.00%) Scrum
14 16 (16.00%) RAD
15 14 (14.00%) Integration Testing
16 13 (13.00%) Selenium
16 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
17 12 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
17 12 (12.00%) VB.NET
17 12 (12.00%) Manual Testing
17 12 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
18 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
18 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
19 10 (10.00%) Marketing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (13.00%) Selenium
3 12 (12.00%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (6.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (6.00%) JIRA
5 4 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.00%) JMeter
6 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.00%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.00%) Firebug
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (39.00%) Analyst
1 39 (39.00%) Test Analyst
2 38 (38.00%) Tester
3 18 (18.00%) Software Tester
4 16 (16.00%) Test Leader
5 15 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 13 (13.00%) Systems Tester
7 10 (10.00%) Test Manager
8 7 (7.00%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Senior Tester
9 6 (6.00%) Team Leader
9 6 (6.00%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.00%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (5.00%) Test Consultant
10 5 (5.00%) QA Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Consultant
11 4 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
12 3 (3.00%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (1.00%) XML
5 1 (1.00%) DOM
5 1 (1.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.00%) User Experience
4 1 (1.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.00%) Software Testing
2 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (33.00%) Test Strategy
4 32 (32.00%) Test Scripting
5 31 (31.00%) Test Management
6 29 (29.00%) SDLC
6 29 (29.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 19 (19.00%) System Testing
9 16 (16.00%) Scrum
9 16 (16.00%) RAD
10 14 (14.00%) Integration Testing
11 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
12 12 (12.00%) Manual Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (9.00%) Mentoring
15 8 (8.00%) Automation Testing
15 8 (8.00%) Waterfall
15 8 (8.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 62 (62.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 91 (91.00%) ISEB
2 27 (27.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 18 (18.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) HP
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