Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 201 223
Rank change year-on-year -32 +22 +57
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 27 80 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.40% 1.05% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 4.69% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23 77 85
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £38,500 £48,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -4.29% - +6.06%

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1345 1706 2221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 20.06% 22.42% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1084 1461 1715
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in West Yorkshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -37 26 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Halifax +24 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 20 (74.07%) ISTQB
1 20 (74.07%) QA
2 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 12 (44.44%) Software Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 11 (40.74%) Black-Box Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Selenium
7 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
8 8 (29.63%) ISEB
9 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (25.93%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (14.81%) HP
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 3 (11.11%) C#
11 3 (11.11%) Java
11 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
11 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
12 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
12 2 (7.41%) SDLC
12 2 (7.41%) API Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Service Design
12 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Waterfall

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) WATIR
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Functional Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Functional Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Testing Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) WPF
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Black-Box Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.93%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.41%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (7.41%) API Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (7.41%) SDLC
9 2 (7.41%) Service Design
9 2 (7.41%) Test Management
9 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (74.07%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Avature