The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 149 140 111
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.84% 0.65% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 2.79% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 32
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,850 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,300 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
864 646 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.77% 23.20% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 737 505 519
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Leeds

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (83.33%) ISEB
2 44 (61.11%) Selenium
3 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (45.83%) SQL
3 33 (45.83%) BDD
4 32 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 32 (44.44%) Test Management
5 25 (34.72%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (34.72%) Java
6 23 (31.94%) Scrum
7 22 (30.56%) TDD
8 21 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
9 19 (26.39%) Cucumber
10 18 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 18 (25.00%) User Stories
11 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.22%) WebDriver
12 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
13 15 (20.83%) Business Analysis
13 15 (20.83%) SoapUI
13 15 (20.83%) .NET
13 15 (20.83%) SOAP
14 14 (19.44%) ATDD
14 14 (19.44%) Degree
15 13 (18.06%) FitNesse
15 13 (18.06%) QA
15 13 (18.06%) SpecFlow
15 13 (18.06%) XML
15 13 (18.06%) MS Excel

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (61.11%) Selenium
2 21 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (26.39%) Cucumber
4 16 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 15 (20.83%) SoapUI
6 13 (18.06%) FitNesse
6 13 (18.06%) SpecFlow
7 9 (12.50%) JUnit
8 8 (11.11%) MSTest
8 8 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Analyst
1 42 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 20 (27.78%) Tester
3 14 (19.44%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Tester
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Tester
7 3 (4.17%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.17%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.78%) IT Graduate
8 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.78%) Junior
8 2 (2.78%) Graduate
8 2 (2.78%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) .NET
1 15 (20.83%) SOAP
2 13 (18.06%) XML
3 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET
4 10 (13.89%) Web Services
5 8 (11.11%) XSD
5 8 (11.11%) WSDL
6 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.94%) WCF
8 4 (5.56%) WinForms
8 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.17%) HTML
9 3 (4.17%) CSS
9 3 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) DTV
2 4 (5.56%) NHS
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Open Source
3 1 (1.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
1 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
1 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 4 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (45.83%) BDD
2 32 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 32 (44.44%) Test Management
3 23 (31.94%) Scrum
4 22 (30.56%) TDD
5 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
6 18 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 18 (25.00%) User Stories
7 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 15 (20.83%) Business Analysis
9 14 (19.44%) ATDD
10 12 (16.67%) DSDM
11 10 (13.89%) Automated Testing
12 9 (12.50%) Information Management
12 9 (12.50%) Agile Testing
12 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
12 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Usability Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) SQL
2 25 (34.72%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) C#
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (83.33%) ISEB
2 14 (19.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (34.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) Oracle
3 10 (13.89%) HP
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