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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 160 111 127
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 42 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.56% 1.59% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 6.26% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 14 40 30
Average salary £42,269 £35,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.06% +12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,800 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £51,300 £45,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
915 671 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.48% 25.39% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 751 505 517
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 41 (78.85%) ISEB
2 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (44.23%) Selenium
4 19 (36.54%) Test Strategy
5 16 (30.77%) Scrum
6 14 (26.92%) Software Testing
7 13 (25.00%) BDD
7 13 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (23.08%) Degree
9 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Test Management
9 11 (21.15%) Java
9 11 (21.15%) JUnit
10 10 (19.23%) Finance
10 10 (19.23%) TDD
10 10 (19.23%) Information Management
10 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (19.23%) System Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
10 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
11 9 (17.31%) Capybara
11 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
11 9 (17.31%) QA
11 9 (17.31%) Subversion
11 9 (17.31%) SQL
12 8 (15.38%) SOAP
12 8 (15.38%) Performance Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (9.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (44.23%) Selenium
2 11 (21.15%) JUnit
3 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 9 (17.31%) Capybara
4 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
4 9 (17.31%) Subversion
5 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
6 5 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.92%) JIRA
9 1 (1.92%) TestNG
9 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Test Manager
2 16 (30.77%) Tester
3 14 (26.92%) Test Leader
4 10 (19.23%) Analyst
4 10 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.69%) QA Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (3.85%) Junior
8 2 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) SOAP
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) XML
4 5 (9.62%) WinForms
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) NHS
2 5 (9.62%) DTV
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Android
2 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
2 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Test Strategy
3 16 (30.77%) Scrum
4 14 (26.92%) Software Testing
5 13 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (25.00%) BDD
6 11 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Test Management
7 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.23%) System Testing
7 10 (19.23%) TDD
7 10 (19.23%) Information Management
8 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 8 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
10 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
10 6 (11.54%) Waterfall
11 5 (9.62%) DevOps
11 5 (9.62%) Agile Testing
11 5 (9.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) C
4 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (78.85%) ISEB
2 12 (23.08%) Degree
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) HL7
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
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