Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 148 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 -70 +83
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 36 71 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.98% 1.45% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.20% 7.42% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 27 68 170
Leeds median annual salary £35,000 £36,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,000 £28,450
90th Percentile £45,750 £53,250 £48,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%

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 581 957 1,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.80% 19.56% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 455 775 1,080
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
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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 29 (80.56%) ISEB
2 27 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 22 (61.11%) SQL
4 20 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 17 (47.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (44.44%) QA
6 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 15 (41.67%) .NET
8 11 (30.56%) Web Services
8 11 (30.56%) XML
9 10 (27.78%) FTP
9 10 (27.78%) Selenium
9 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (27.78%) Retail
10 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 7 (19.44%) HP
12 6 (16.67%) Finance
12 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (13.89%) GDPR
13 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
13 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
14 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
14 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
15 3 (8.33%) BDD
15 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
15 3 (8.33%) HP ALM

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.56%) JIRA
4 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.78%) tSQLt
5 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (27.78%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Tester
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Junior
7 1 (2.78%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) Web Services
2 11 (30.56%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) WSDL
4 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 20 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) BDD
7 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.56%) OOP
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (5.56%) Test Management
9 1 (2.78%) Case Management
9 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (80.56%) ISEB
2 17 (47.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
2 5 (13.89%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Google