Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 105 164
Rank change year-on-year -74 +59 +83
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 87 210 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.27% 2.76% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 12.29% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 81 197 138
West Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,560 £29,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £43,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £36,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -

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 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 1368 1709 2207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 20.02% 22.42% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1461 1704
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
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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 -72 73 £40,000 +5.26% 8
Wakefield +4 4 £35,000 +32.08%
Bradford -2 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Ilkley - 4 £32,500 -
Halifax +18 1 - -
Bingley - 1 £33,500 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 74 (85.06%) Test Automation
2 68 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (67.82%) ISEB
4 35 (40.23%) Selenium
5 31 (35.63%) SQL
6 26 (29.89%) BDD
7 25 (28.74%) QA
7 25 (28.74%) Black-Box Testing
8 24 (27.59%) Software Testing
9 22 (25.29%) TDD
9 22 (25.29%) Functional Testing
10 21 (24.14%) Exploratory Testing
10 21 (24.14%) C#
11 20 (22.99%) Scrum
11 20 (22.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (21.84%) Finance
12 19 (21.84%) Test Scripting
13 17 (19.54%) SOAP
13 17 (19.54%) XML
14 15 (17.24%) Performance Testing
15 14 (16.09%) Web Services
16 13 (14.94%) Java
16 13 (14.94%) Web Testing
16 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
17 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (12.64%) SpecFlow
17 11 (12.64%) Degree
17 11 (12.64%) Mentoring
18 10 (11.49%) System Integration Testing
18 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing

ISTQB
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (40.23%) Selenium
2 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
3 11 (12.64%) SpecFlow
3 11 (12.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (11.49%) Cucumber
5 9 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.34%) JMeter
6 8 (9.20%) FitNesse
6 8 (9.20%) JIRA
7 7 (8.05%) LoadRunner
7 7 (8.05%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (8.05%) tSQLt
8 6 (6.90%) SoapUI
9 5 (5.75%) Maven
10 4 (4.60%) WebDriver
11 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (2.30%) Gatling
12 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
13 1 (1.15%) WATIR
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (50.57%) Analyst
2 43 (49.43%) Test Analyst
3 26 (29.89%) Test Engineer
4 17 (19.54%) Functional Analyst
4 17 (19.54%) Functional Test Analyst
5 15 (17.24%) Tester
6 10 (11.49%) Functional Test Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Manual Test Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Software Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Test Leader
8 7 (8.05%) Principal Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Principal Test Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.75%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.75%) Technical Trainer
9 5 (5.75%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Trainer
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Tester
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.54%) SOAP
1 17 (19.54%) XML
2 14 (16.09%) Web Services
3 8 (9.20%) .NET
3 8 (9.20%) WSDL
3 8 (9.20%) XSD
4 7 (8.05%) REST
5 1 (1.15%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.30%) Fintech
2 2 (2.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (85.06%) Test Automation
2 68 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.89%) BDD
4 25 (28.74%) Black-Box Testing
5 24 (27.59%) Software Testing
6 22 (25.29%) Functional Testing
6 22 (25.29%) TDD
7 21 (24.14%) Exploratory Testing
8 20 (22.99%) Scrum
9 19 (21.84%) Test Scripting
10 15 (17.24%) Performance Testing
11 13 (14.94%) Web Testing
12 11 (12.64%) Mentoring
13 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing
13 10 (11.49%) System Integration Testing
14 9 (10.34%) Test Management
15 8 (9.20%) Defect Tracking
15 8 (9.20%) SDLC
15 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (9.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.63%) SQL
2 21 (24.14%) C#
3 13 (14.94%) Java
4 8 (9.20%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (67.82%) ISEB
2 20 (22.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (12.64%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.74%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) HL7
2 2 (2.30%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) Google
2 2 (2.30%) Twitter
3 1 (1.15%) Avature
3 1 (1.15%) HP