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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 158 122 146
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 31 33 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.82% 1.17% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 5.37% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 19
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,047
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
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
933 614 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.66% 21.79% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 759 494 434
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 21 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 45 (80.36%) ISEB
2 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (41.07%) Finance
4 21 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 21 (37.50%) Test Management
5 20 (35.71%) Regression Testing
6 18 (32.14%) Selenium
7 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
9 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
10 12 (21.43%) System Testing
10 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (21.43%) Line Management
11 11 (19.64%) Degree
11 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
12 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
12 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
13 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (16.07%) SOAP
14 8 (14.29%) Subversion
14 8 (14.29%) Scrum
14 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 8 (14.29%) Capybara
14 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
14 8 (14.29%) BDD
15 7 (12.50%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (8.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Selenium
2 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.29%) Subversion
3 8 (14.29%) Capybara
3 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (10.71%) JUnit
6 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
8 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.57%) TestNG
9 2 (3.57%) JIRA
10 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Test Manager
2 22 (39.29%) Test Leader
3 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Tester
5 4 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior QA Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Lead Tester
8 1 (1.79%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) SOAP
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) LAMP
4 2 (3.57%) WinForms
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) DTV
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 21 (37.50%) Test Management
3 20 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 16 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 15 (26.79%) Test Scripting
6 12 (21.43%) System Testing
6 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (21.43%) Line Management
7 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (14.29%) Scrum
9 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.29%) BDD
10 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 6 (10.71%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.93%) V-Model
12 5 (8.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Java
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
2 3 (5.36%) C
3 2 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (80.36%) ISEB
2 11 (19.64%) Degree
3 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) HL7
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
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