Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 226 203
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23 +53
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 18 29 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.33% 0.44% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.14% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 80
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,750 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.07% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £51,750 £47,500 £46,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,750 £34,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year -3.68% -0.73% -2.14%

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 892 1,357 1,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 16.38% 20.78% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 727 1,083 1,490
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% - -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +12 15 £33,000 -4.35% 6
Halifax +10 1 £30,000 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 17 (94.44%) ISEB
2 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 14 (77.78%) QA
3 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
4 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 11 (61.11%) .NET
6 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 6 (33.33%) Web Services
7 6 (33.33%) XML
7 6 (33.33%) FTP
7 6 (33.33%) Retail
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
9 4 (22.22%) Selenium
9 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 2 (11.11%) Legal
11 2 (11.11%) HP
11 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 2 (11.11%) Line Management
11 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
11 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (5.56%) Web Marketing
12 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
12 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
12 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
12 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) Protractor
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Software Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Line Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) SDLC
6 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Web Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (94.44%) ISEB
2 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) HP