Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 60 88
Rank change year-on-year -11 +28 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.28% 1.58% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.86% 6.57% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 5
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.05% +38.16% -24.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,450 £25,250
90th Percentile £44,375 £53,750 £40,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £45,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year -7.10% +18.83% -4.94%

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 Leicester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leicester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 213 137 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 33.23% 24.04% 17.02%
Number of salaries quoted 112 129 128
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £27,050 £27,300 £21,425
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Leicester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Leicester.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Leicester

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Leicester over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leicester

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Leicester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 18 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) QA
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
3 11 (52.38%) NeoLoad
3 11 (52.38%) LoadRunner
4 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
5 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (42.86%) Load Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Stress Testing
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) Use Case
6 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (38.10%) Usability Testing
6 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (38.10%) SDLC
6 8 (38.10%) Decision-Making
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) ISEB
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (4.76%) Selenium
8 1 (4.76%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) LoadRunner
1 11 (52.38%) NeoLoad
2 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Tester
2 10 (47.62%) Automation Tester
3 8 (38.10%) Systems Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 18 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
2 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) ITIL
4 9 (42.86%) Load Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Stress Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Decision-Making
5 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 8 (38.10%) Usability Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Use Case
5 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft