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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 144 172
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 91 44 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 3.32% 1.26% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.61% 5.51% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 87 43 16
Median salary £37,500 £33,500 £40,688
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -17.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,840 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,800 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
623 799 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.74% 22.82% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 552 644 774
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,900 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 139 (83.23%) ISEB
2 124 (74.25%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (47.90%) Finance
4 78 (46.71%) SQL
5 71 (42.51%) Test Automation
6 56 (33.53%) Software Testing
7 54 (32.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 48 (28.74%) Selenium
9 46 (27.54%) .NET
10 44 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (25.75%) Test Scripting
11 43 (25.75%) Retail
12 42 (25.15%) QA
13 40 (23.95%) Functional Testing
13 40 (23.95%) SoapUI
14 38 (22.75%) Scrum
14 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
15 37 (22.16%) System Integration Testing
15 37 (22.16%) SDLC
16 36 (21.56%) Test Strategy
17 34 (20.36%) Waterfall
18 33 (19.76%) Manual Testing
19 30 (17.96%) Performance Testing
19 30 (17.96%) Team Foundation Server
20 29 (17.37%) Non-Functional Testing
20 29 (17.37%) Integration Testing
20 29 (17.37%) C#
21 28 (16.77%) Oracle
21 28 (16.77%) TDD
22 25 (14.97%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.59%) Confluence
1 11 (6.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.19%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
5 1 (0.60%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (28.74%) Selenium
2 40 (23.95%) SoapUI
3 30 (17.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.19%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.59%) JIRA
6 10 (5.99%) Hudson
6 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.39%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (5.39%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (4.19%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.59%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.40%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.80%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.20%) JMeter
12 2 (1.20%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.20%) tSQLt
13 1 (0.60%) Appium
13 1 (0.60%) Redmine
General
1 80 (47.90%) Finance
2 43 (25.75%) Retail
3 18 (10.78%) Legal
4 13 (7.78%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (52.69%) Analyst
1 88 (52.69%) Test Analyst
2 37 (22.16%) Test Engineer
3 36 (21.56%) Tester
4 19 (11.38%) Test Leader
5 15 (8.98%) Web Engineer
6 14 (8.38%) Systems Tester
7 13 (7.78%) Automation Test Analyst
7 13 (7.78%) QA Engineer
7 13 (7.78%) QA Tester
7 13 (7.78%) Software Analyst
7 13 (7.78%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) QA Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) QA Test Analyst
8 12 (7.19%) QA Test Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) Senior Test Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) Systems Test Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (5.99%) Lead Tester
9 10 (5.99%) SOA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.54%) .NET
2 18 (10.78%) SOAP
3 14 (8.38%) XML
4 13 (7.78%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.19%) WSDL
5 12 (7.19%) XSD
6 10 (5.99%) JMS
7 9 (5.39%) Web Services
8 7 (4.19%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.19%) REST
9 1 (0.60%) HTML
9 1 (0.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) iPad
4 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.20%) Unix
2 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (74.25%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (42.51%) Test Automation
3 56 (33.53%) Software Testing
4 44 (26.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (25.75%) Test Scripting
6 40 (23.95%) Functional Testing
7 38 (22.75%) Scrum
8 37 (22.16%) SDLC
8 37 (22.16%) System Integration Testing
9 36 (21.56%) Test Strategy
10 34 (20.36%) Waterfall
11 33 (19.76%) Manual Testing
12 30 (17.96%) Performance Testing
13 29 (17.37%) Integration Testing
13 29 (17.37%) Non-Functional Testing
14 28 (16.77%) TDD
15 25 (14.97%) Automation Testing
15 25 (14.97%) BDD
16 22 (13.17%) E-Commerce
17 21 (12.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (46.71%) SQL
2 29 (17.37%) C#
3 11 (6.59%) VB.NET
4 10 (5.99%) Java
5 7 (4.19%) Ruby
6 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.40%) Python
7 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) C++
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 139 (83.23%) ISEB
2 54 (32.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (4.79%) Degree
4 4 (2.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (25.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.77%) Oracle
3 1 (0.60%) Twitter
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