Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 182 164
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 +36
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 21 28 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.57% 0.57% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.62% 2.90% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 71
Leeds median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,900 £24,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £38,750 £48,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,250 £34,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.68% -9.33% +7.14%

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 580 967 1,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.86% 19.61% 23.54%
Number of salaries quoted 455 783 1,084
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
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 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 18 (85.71%) ISEB
1 18 (85.71%) QA
2 17 (80.95%) ISTQB
3 16 (76.19%) Software Testing
3 16 (76.19%) SQL
4 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 14 (66.67%) .NET
6 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
7 10 (47.62%) Web Services
7 10 (47.62%) XML
7 10 (47.62%) FTP
7 10 (47.62%) Retail
8 8 (38.10%) Selenium
8 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
9 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
9 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (23.81%) HP
10 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
10 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
11 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
11 3 (14.29%) Line Management
11 3 (14.29%) Legal
12 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
12 2 (9.52%) NHS
12 2 (9.52%) VB
12 2 (9.52%) C
12 2 (9.52%) Java

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 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Automation Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) Web Services
2 10 (47.62%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) NHS
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Line Management
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (4.76%) BDD
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (85.71%) ISEB
2 17 (80.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) HP