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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 63 75
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.38% 0.15% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.49% 0.62% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 0
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 148 161 155
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 20.73% 24.07% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 120 123 111
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,350 £21,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
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 27 March 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
Loughborough - 6 £35,000 -
Leicester -6 2 £34,750 -13.12%
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (51.22%) Mentoring
2 17 (41.46%) QA
3 15 (36.59%) Selenium
4 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
6 10 (24.39%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.20%) JIRA
8 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
8 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
9 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
9 3 (7.32%) Calabash
9 3 (7.32%) Ranorex
9 3 (7.32%) Capybara
9 3 (7.32%) Protractor
9 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.88%) TDD
10 2 (4.88%) Test Management
10 2 (4.88%) Windows
10 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
10 2 (4.88%) Finance
10 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
10 2 (4.88%) Project Management
10 2 (4.88%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.88%) API Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Selenium
2 11 (26.83%) WebDriver
3 5 (12.20%) JIRA
4 4 (9.76%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.32%) Calabash
5 3 (7.32%) Capybara
5 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.32%) Protractor
5 3 (7.32%) Ranorex
5 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.44%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Team Leader
2 26 (63.41%) Test Leader
3 24 (58.54%) Test Team Leader
4 11 (26.83%) Analyst
5 10 (24.39%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) QA Leader
7 3 (7.32%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (7.32%) Tester
8 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Mentoring
2 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Automation Testing
5 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) API Testing
7 2 (4.88%) BDD
7 2 (4.88%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (4.88%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) QMS
7 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.88%) TDD
7 2 (4.88%) Test Management
8 1 (2.44%) Defect Management
8 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center