Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 161 190
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 28 75 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.57% 1.41% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 6.03% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 25 69 85
Leeds median annual salary £34,000 £38,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £29,900 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £48,750 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% +7.69%

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 948 1243 1658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.43% 23.33% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 773 1061 1255
Leeds median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,000 £24,611
90th Percentile £61,150 £60,000 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 19 (67.86%) ISTQB
2 18 (64.29%) QA
3 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
6 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 11 (39.29%) Black-Box Testing
8 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
8 10 (35.71%) Selenium
9 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
9 9 (32.14%) ISEB
10 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
10 7 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (14.29%) JIRA
12 3 (10.71%) C#
12 3 (10.71%) Java
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
12 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 2 (7.14%) SDLC
13 2 (7.14%) API Testing
13 2 (7.14%) Service Design
13 2 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
13 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
13 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
13 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 7 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.57%) WATIR
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
2 18 (64.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) WPF
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 13 (46.43%) Software Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Scrum
5 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (25.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.14%) API Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Service Design
9 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) ISEB
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Avature