Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 169 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 -95 +49
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 28 53 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.88% 1.05% 3.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.87% 6.91% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21 49 189
Leeds median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £24,600 £29,700
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,000 £51,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +21.43%

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 477 767 1,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.93% 15.21% 22.28%
Number of salaries quoted 393 619 1,000
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,475
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £57,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 24 March 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 21 (75.00%) ISEB
1 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 14 (50.00%) QA
4 14 (50.00%) SQL
5 13 (46.43%) XML
6 12 (42.86%) FTP
7 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
7 11 (39.29%) .NET
8 10 (35.71%) Web Services
8 10 (35.71%) Selenium
8 10 (35.71%) Retail
9 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
10 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
11 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
12 4 (14.29%) SDLC
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 4 (14.29%) ITIL
12 4 (14.29%) Project Management
13 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
13 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
13 3 (10.71%) DB2
13 3 (10.71%) MySQL
13 3 (10.71%) Oracle
13 3 (10.71%) Java

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:

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) DB2
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (35.71%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Automation Tester
1 10 (35.71%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Head of Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) XML
2 11 (39.29%) .NET
3 10 (35.71%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.71%) PMI
2 2 (7.14%) Fintech
2 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
6 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 2 (7.14%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) ISEB
2 18 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (10.71%) PMI Certification
3 3 (10.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP ALM
2 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle