Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 154 177
Rank change year-on-year +17 +23 -111
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 29 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 0.79% 0.89% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.55% 5.98% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 49
Median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £30,800 £30,724 £22,500
90th Percentile £34,526 £57,500 £54,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -17.65%

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 351 485 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.03% 14.86% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 266 399 626
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,625 £25,000 £23,375
90th Percentile £74,375 £65,000 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +2.41% +3.75%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Leeds

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Leeds.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Leeds

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in Leeds over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (69.57%) C#
3 16 (69.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (52.17%) QA
4 12 (52.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (47.83%) Legal
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Scrum
6 10 (43.48%) User Experience
6 10 (43.48%) User Stories
6 10 (43.48%) API Testing
6 10 (43.48%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (39.13%) SDLC
7 9 (39.13%) Load Testing
7 9 (39.13%) ISEB
7 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio
8 8 (34.78%) Finance
9 7 (30.43%) JIRA
9 7 (30.43%) Confluence
9 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
9 7 (30.43%) Ranorex
9 7 (30.43%) Trello
10 5 (21.74%) Degree
11 4 (17.39%) Selenium
12 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
12 3 (13.04%) Manual 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 7 (30.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Trello
2 1 (4.35%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio
3 7 (30.43%) JIRA
3 7 (30.43%) Ranorex
4 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Protractor
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (47.83%) Legal
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Tester
2 9 (39.13%) QA Tester
3 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
4 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.35%) UAT Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
4 10 (43.48%) API Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (43.48%) Scrum
4 10 (43.48%) User Stories
5 9 (39.13%) Load Testing
5 9 (39.13%) SDLC
6 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Test Management
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (39.13%) ISEB
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft