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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 99 135
Rank change year-on-year +42 +36  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 110 83 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.23% 2.51% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.26% 11.42% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 101 81 44
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% +10.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £43,000 £38,650
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 543 727 867
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 20.88% 21.99% 23.48%
Number of salaries quoted 463 564 688
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 172 (84.31%) ISEB
1 172 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (53.92%) SQL
3 91 (44.61%) Selenium
4 82 (40.20%) Functional Testing
5 81 (39.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 76 (37.25%) Software Testing
6 76 (37.25%) Test Automation
7 66 (32.35%) QA
8 62 (30.39%) Cucumber
9 61 (29.90%) Test Strategy
10 60 (29.41%) Waterfall
11 59 (28.92%) Scrum
12 56 (27.45%) TDD
13 54 (26.47%) Finance
14 50 (24.51%) SoapUI
15 49 (24.02%) Test Scripting
16 48 (23.53%) Test Management
17 47 (23.04%) Mentoring
17 47 (23.04%) Java
18 44 (21.57%) Non-Functional Testing
19 41 (20.10%) SOAP
19 41 (20.10%) Regression Testing
20 40 (19.61%) E-Commerce
20 40 (19.61%) Automation Testing
20 40 (19.61%) BDD
20 40 (19.61%) Defect Tracking
21 38 (18.63%) Oracle
21 38 (18.63%) Software Delivery
22 37 (18.14%) Web Testing

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 1 (0.49%) Apache
1 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (4.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 91 (44.61%) Selenium
2 62 (30.39%) Cucumber
3 50 (24.51%) SoapUI
4 26 (12.75%) JMeter
5 23 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (6.86%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.88%) LoadRunner
8 8 (3.92%) SpecFlow
9 7 (3.43%) JIRA
10 6 (2.94%) FitNesse
10 6 (2.94%) MSTest
10 6 (2.94%) Ranorex
10 6 (2.94%) Zephyr
11 5 (2.45%) Gatling
11 5 (2.45%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.45%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (2.45%) tSQLt
12 4 (1.96%) JUnit
13 3 (1.47%) HP UFT
13 3 (1.47%) WinRunner
General
1 54 (26.47%) Finance
2 26 (12.75%) Legal
3 24 (11.76%) Retail
4 23 (11.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (38.24%) Test Engineer
2 59 (28.92%) Analyst
3 57 (27.94%) Test Analyst
4 50 (24.51%) Senior Test Engineer
5 39 (19.12%) Tester
6 28 (13.73%) Test Automation Engineer
7 23 (11.27%) Web Engineer
8 18 (8.82%) Test Manager
9 17 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 17 (8.33%) Senior Web Engineer
10 15 (7.35%) Automation Tester
11 14 (6.86%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (5.88%) Test Leader
13 10 (4.90%) Lead Tester
14 8 (3.92%) IT Consultant
14 8 (3.92%) QA Analyst
14 8 (3.92%) Software Tester
14 8 (3.92%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.10%) SOAP
2 33 (16.18%) .NET
3 19 (9.31%) Web Services
4 14 (6.86%) XML
5 10 (4.90%) HTML
6 8 (3.92%) REST
7 6 (2.94%) WSDL
7 6 (2.94%) XSD
8 5 (2.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.98%) Behat
11 1 (0.49%) CSS
11 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.49%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.47%) NHS
3 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
3 2 (0.98%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.98%) Unix
2 1 (0.49%) Linux
2 1 (0.49%) Windows
2 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (84.31%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (40.20%) Functional Testing
3 76 (37.25%) Software Testing
3 76 (37.25%) Test Automation
4 61 (29.90%) Test Strategy
5 60 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 59 (28.92%) Scrum
7 56 (27.45%) TDD
8 49 (24.02%) Test Scripting
9 48 (23.53%) Test Management
10 47 (23.04%) Mentoring
11 44 (21.57%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (20.10%) Regression Testing
13 40 (19.61%) Automation Testing
13 40 (19.61%) BDD
13 40 (19.61%) Defect Tracking
13 40 (19.61%) E-Commerce
14 38 (18.63%) Software Delivery
15 37 (18.14%) Web Testing
16 36 (17.65%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 110 (53.92%) SQL
2 47 (23.04%) Java
3 25 (12.25%) C#
4 12 (5.88%) Python
5 7 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.43%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.96%) C
7 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.49%) Go
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (84.31%) ISEB
2 81 (39.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.92%) Degree
4 3 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (32.35%) QA
2 3 (1.47%) HL7
2 3 (1.47%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.47%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (18.63%) Oracle
2 18 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.90%) HP
4 9 (4.41%) Telerik
5 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
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