Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 188 190
Rank change year-on-year -43 +2 +52
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 27 74 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.41% 1.02% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 4.64% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 65 115
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% +25.00% +4.62%
10th Percentile £29,150 £25,350 £26,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £48,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +17.65% +4.62%

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 1,240 1,594 2,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.73% 21.94% 23.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,030 1,335 1,578
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -30 26 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Halifax +18 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Software Testing
2 17 (62.96%) ISTQB
3 16 (59.26%) QA
4 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 12 (44.44%) ISEB
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
7 9 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Scrum
8 7 (25.93%) JIRA
9 6 (22.22%) Selenium
9 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Selenium IDE
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (7.41%) SDLC
13 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
13 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
13 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
13 2 (7.41%) .NET
13 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
13 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
13 2 (7.41%) Workflow
13 2 (7.41%) Finance

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
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.70%) WATIR
5 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Analyst
2 19 (70.37%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Software Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Functional Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Functional Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Software Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 10 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 9 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) Information Security
9 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (7.41%) SDLC
9 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.41%) Workflow
10 1 (3.70%) Migration
10 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) ISTQB
2 12 (44.44%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (59.26%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Avature
2 1 (3.70%) HP