Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 60 86
Rank change year-on-year -6 +26 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.94% 1.13% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.24% 5.94% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 4
Leicester median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +23.97% -19.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £38,375
Leicestershire median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £31,250
% change year-on-year +3.33% +20.00% -10.71%

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 169 101 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 26.12% 18.98% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 132 97 121
Leicester median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,700 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £63,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 17 (89.47%) Scenario Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
3 10 (52.63%) QA
4 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
5 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Usability Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Use Case
5 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (42.11%) LoadRunner
5 8 (42.11%) NeoLoad
5 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (42.11%) SDLC
5 8 (42.11%) Decision-Making
6 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
6 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Degree
7 5 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (15.79%) Selenium
8 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) ISEB
9 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
10 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
10 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (5.26%) UI Automator

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 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) LoadRunner
1 8 (42.11%) NeoLoad
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Appium
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) UI Automator
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Systems Tester
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Scenario Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Decision-Making
5 8 (42.11%) SDLC
5 8 (42.11%) Usability Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Use Case
5 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (36.84%) E-Commerce
6 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (5.26%) ITIL
9 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) Google