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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 78 133
Rank change year-on-year -40 +55  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 86 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.58% 2.93% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.60% 13.31% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 38 77 48
Median salary £43,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,200 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 465 646 720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 18.37% 22.03% 21.69%
Number of salaries quoted 341 542 560
Median salary £45,000 £41,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 126 (83.44%) Test Automation
2 125 (82.78%) ISEB
3 118 (78.15%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (47.68%) SQL
5 59 (39.07%) Selenium
5 59 (39.07%) Test Scripting
6 57 (37.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 51 (33.77%) Software Testing
8 47 (31.13%) Functional Testing
9 46 (30.46%) TDD
9 46 (30.46%) QA
10 41 (27.15%) Cucumber
11 40 (26.49%) BDD
11 40 (26.49%) Scrum
11 40 (26.49%) SOAP
11 40 (26.49%) SoapUI
12 35 (23.18%) Test Strategy
13 34 (22.52%) Java
14 29 (19.21%) Finance
15 27 (17.88%) Waterfall
16 26 (17.22%) C#
17 25 (16.56%) Test Management
17 25 (16.56%) Mentoring
18 23 (15.23%) Non-Functional Testing
18 23 (15.23%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (15.23%) E-Commerce
18 23 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (14.57%) Integration Testing
20 21 (13.91%) Web Testing
20 21 (13.91%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) SaaS
2 2 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.27%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 59 (39.07%) Selenium
2 41 (27.15%) Cucumber
3 40 (26.49%) SoapUI
4 23 (15.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (13.91%) JMeter
6 19 (12.58%) LoadRunner
7 16 (10.60%) JIRA
8 13 (8.61%) Git (software)
9 12 (7.95%) Jenkins
9 12 (7.95%) Visual Studio
10 9 (5.96%) Maven
11 8 (5.30%) Gatling
12 7 (4.64%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.97%) MSTest
13 6 (3.97%) Ranorex
13 6 (3.97%) Zephyr
14 5 (3.31%) FitNesse
14 5 (3.31%) TeamCity
14 5 (3.31%) tSQLt
15 4 (2.65%) Selenium IDE
General
1 29 (19.21%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Retail
3 11 (7.28%) Banking
3 11 (7.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (41.06%) Analyst
2 59 (39.07%) Test Analyst
3 46 (30.46%) Test Engineer
4 29 (19.21%) Tester
5 26 (17.22%) Senior Test Engineer
6 13 (8.61%) Automation Tester
7 12 (7.95%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (7.28%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (7.28%) Senior Web Engineer
8 11 (7.28%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (7.28%) Web Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) Lead Tester
10 9 (5.96%) Functional Test Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) QA Analyst
11 8 (5.30%) Software Tester
12 7 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.64%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (4.64%) Test Leader
12 7 (4.64%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.97%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (26.49%) SOAP
2 19 (12.58%) .NET
3 18 (11.92%) REST
3 18 (11.92%) XML
4 16 (10.60%) Web Services
5 7 (4.64%) HTML
6 5 (3.31%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.31%) WSDL
6 5 (3.31%) XSD
7 1 (0.66%) Behat
7 1 (0.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.65%) NHS
3 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (83.44%) Test Automation
2 118 (78.15%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (39.07%) Test Scripting
4 51 (33.77%) Software Testing
5 47 (31.13%) Functional Testing
6 46 (30.46%) TDD
7 40 (26.49%) BDD
7 40 (26.49%) Scrum
8 35 (23.18%) Test Strategy
9 27 (17.88%) Waterfall
10 25 (16.56%) Mentoring
10 25 (16.56%) Test Management
11 23 (15.23%) E-Commerce
11 23 (15.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 23 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (14.57%) Integration Testing
13 21 (13.91%) Web Testing
14 20 (13.25%) Defect Tracking
14 20 (13.25%) Regression Testing
14 20 (13.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.68%) SQL
2 34 (22.52%) Java
3 26 (17.22%) C#
4 11 (7.28%) Python
5 7 (4.64%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.99%) C
8 1 (0.66%) Go
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby
8 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 125 (82.78%) ISEB
2 57 (37.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (5.96%) Degree
4 4 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (30.46%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) HL7
2 4 (2.65%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Oracle
2 14 (9.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.97%) HP
3 6 (3.97%) Telerik
4 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
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