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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 143 159 105
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -54
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 42 28 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.20% 0.76% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.30% 3.00% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 41 16 43
Average salary £34,000 £40,688 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.43% +16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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
793 934 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.71% 25.51% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 640 782 495
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 29 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 82 (96.47%) ISEB
2 52 (61.18%) SQL
3 42 (49.41%) Software Testing
4 35 (41.18%) Test Strategy
5 34 (40.00%) SDLC
5 34 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 33 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (35.29%) Test Management
8 29 (34.12%) QA
9 28 (32.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (25.88%) Finance
11 18 (21.18%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (20.00%) Regression Testing
13 16 (18.82%) .NET
14 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
14 13 (15.29%) Integration Testing
15 12 (14.12%) System Testing
15 12 (14.12%) Selenium
15 12 (14.12%) MS Office
16 11 (12.94%) RAD
16 11 (12.94%) Scrum
16 11 (12.94%) Performance Testing
17 10 (11.76%) Oracle
18 9 (10.59%) Marketing
19 8 (9.41%) Functional Testing
19 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
19 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
19 8 (9.41%) HP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (14.12%) MS Office
2 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (14.12%) Selenium
3 6 (7.06%) JIRA
3 6 (7.06%) HP UFT
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (4.71%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.71%) JMeter
6 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.18%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Firebug
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Legal
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Test Analyst
1 37 (43.53%) Analyst
2 36 (42.35%) Tester
3 24 (28.24%) Software Tester
4 14 (16.47%) Senior Test Analyst
4 14 (16.47%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 10 (11.76%) Systems Tester
6 7 (8.24%) QA Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (5.88%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.71%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.53%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) .NET
2 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) SOAP
4 1 (1.18%) Web Services
4 1 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (1.18%) DOM
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.71%) User Experience
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (49.41%) Software Testing
2 35 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 34 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 34 (40.00%) SDLC
4 33 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (35.29%) Test Management
6 17 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 13 (15.29%) Integration Testing
7 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
8 12 (14.12%) System Testing
9 11 (12.94%) Scrum
9 11 (12.94%) Performance Testing
9 11 (12.94%) RAD
10 8 (9.41%) Functional Testing
11 7 (8.24%) V-Model
11 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
12 6 (7.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (61.18%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 3 (3.53%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (96.47%) ISEB
2 28 (32.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.12%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 18 (21.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.41%) HP
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