Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 194 156
Rank change year-on-year +16 -38 +76
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 16 29 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.41% 0.61% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.60% 2.98% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 27 71
Leeds median annual salary £33,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £30,075 £28,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £52,250 £46,750 £48,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £33,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% -2.86% -

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 616 974 1,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.77% 20.57% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 487 759 1,083
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,700 £25,650
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 15 (93.75%) ISEB
1 15 (93.75%) QA
2 13 (81.25%) ISTQB
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (75.00%) .NET
3 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) FTP
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) XML
5 7 (43.75%) Retail
5 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) Legal
9 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
9 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (12.50%) Line Management
10 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
10 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
10 1 (6.25%) Web Marketing
10 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) Web Services
2 7 (43.75%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) RAD
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Web Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) ISEB
2 13 (81.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (93.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP