Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 86 170
Rank change year-on-year -60 +84 +58
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 71 181 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.45% 3.33% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.32% 14.21% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 67 170 97
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,500 £48,750 £42,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -6.67%

ISTQB 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 970 1274 1671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.82% 23.43% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 769 1108 1273
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,400 £62,500 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Leeds

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Leeds

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 62 (87.32%) Test Automation
2 57 (80.28%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (64.79%) ISEB
4 30 (42.25%) Selenium
5 28 (39.44%) SQL
6 25 (35.21%) BDD
7 22 (30.99%) Functional Testing
7 22 (30.99%) QA
7 22 (30.99%) TDD
8 21 (29.58%) Software Testing
8 21 (29.58%) Black-Box Testing
9 19 (26.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (26.76%) Finance
10 18 (25.35%) Scrum
10 18 (25.35%) Test Scripting
11 17 (23.94%) SOAP
11 17 (23.94%) Exploratory Testing
12 16 (22.54%) C#
13 15 (21.13%) XML
14 14 (19.72%) Web Services
15 13 (18.31%) Git (software)
16 12 (16.90%) Web Testing
16 12 (16.90%) Java
17 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (15.49%) Degree
17 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
17 11 (15.49%) SpecFlow
18 10 (14.08%) Integration Testing
18 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
19 9 (12.68%) JMeter

ISTQB
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (42.25%) Selenium
2 13 (18.31%) Git (software)
3 11 (15.49%) SpecFlow
3 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (12.68%) JMeter
5 8 (11.27%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.27%) FitNesse
6 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
6 7 (9.86%) JIRA
6 7 (9.86%) LoadRunner
6 7 (9.86%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (9.86%) tSQLt
7 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
8 5 (7.04%) Maven
9 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
10 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.82%) Gatling
11 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
General
1 19 (26.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Analyst
2 38 (53.52%) Test Analyst
3 26 (36.62%) Test Engineer
4 17 (23.94%) Functional Analyst
4 17 (23.94%) Functional Test Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) Functional Test Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Manual Test Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Principal Test Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Tester
8 5 (7.04%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.63%) Technical Trainer
9 4 (5.63%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.63%) Trainer
10 3 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.23%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) SOAP
2 15 (21.13%) XML
3 14 (19.72%) Web Services
4 8 (11.27%) WSDL
4 8 (11.27%) XSD
5 7 (9.86%) REST
6 5 (7.04%) .NET
7 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.82%) Fintech
2 2 (2.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (87.32%) Test Automation
2 57 (80.28%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (35.21%) BDD
4 22 (30.99%) Functional Testing
4 22 (30.99%) TDD
5 21 (29.58%) Black-Box Testing
5 21 (29.58%) Software Testing
6 18 (25.35%) Scrum
6 18 (25.35%) Test Scripting
7 17 (23.94%) Exploratory Testing
8 12 (16.90%) Web Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Performance Testing
10 10 (14.08%) Integration Testing
10 10 (14.08%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (11.27%) ATDD
11 8 (11.27%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
11 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.86%) Security Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) SQL
2 16 (22.54%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) Java
4 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (64.79%) ISEB
2 19 (26.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (15.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) HL7
2 2 (2.82%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.82%) Google
2 2 (2.82%) Twitter
3 1 (1.41%) Avature
3 1 (1.41%) HP