The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 70 74
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.78% 0.58% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 2.58% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Median salary £32,000 £35,000 £32,418
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% +7.96%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £29,000 £30,484
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £37,000 £34,352
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 87 155 163
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 17.03% 22.56% 22.33%
Number of salaries quoted 76 115 105
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Leicestershire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +9 3 £31,500 -13.10%
ISTQB
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (52.38%) QA
2 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
7 2 (9.52%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) Law
7 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 2 (9.52%) Windows
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
7 2 (9.52%) QMS
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Capybara
7 2 (9.52%) Calabash
7 2 (9.52%) Ranorex

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (4.76%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (9.52%) Calabash
4 2 (9.52%) Capybara
4 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.52%) Protractor
4 2 (9.52%) Ranorex
4 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Law
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Team Leader
2 9 (42.86%) Test Leader
2 9 (42.86%) Test Team Leader
3 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
1 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
1 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (9.52%) API Testing
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) QMS
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Test Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center