Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 163 160 197
Rank change year-on-year -3 +37 -109
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 62 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.72% 1.33% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.85% 8.30% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 27 55 65
Median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £30,750 £26,250 £25,400
90th Percentile £43,000 £56,250 £53,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -17.65%

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 496 747 1,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.28% 16.01% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 366 625 944
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB in West Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 +9 25 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Wakefield +10 2 £40,000 +14.29%
Huddersfield - 1 £28,500 -
ISTQB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 27 (93.10%) Test Automation
2 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) Software Testing
3 18 (62.07%) C#
4 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (48.28%) QA
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
6 13 (44.83%) Legal
6 13 (44.83%) Scrum
6 13 (44.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (41.38%) User Experience
7 12 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (41.38%) SQL
8 11 (37.93%) ISEB
8 11 (37.93%) User Stories
8 11 (37.93%) SDLC
8 11 (37.93%) API Testing
9 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
9 10 (34.48%) Load Testing
10 8 (27.59%) Finance
10 8 (27.59%) JIRA
10 8 (27.59%) Confluence
10 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
11 7 (24.14%) Ranorex
11 7 (24.14%) Trello
12 5 (17.24%) Degree
12 5 (17.24%) Selenium
12 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
13 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
13 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Trello
2 1 (3.45%) AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
3 8 (27.59%) JIRA
4 7 (24.14%) Ranorex
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium
6 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.45%) Protractor
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (44.83%) Legal
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Tester
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 10 (34.48%) QA Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.45%) UAT Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) Laravel
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (93.10%) Test Automation
2 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) Software Testing
4 13 (44.83%) Scrum
5 12 (41.38%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (37.93%) API Testing
6 11 (37.93%) SDLC
6 11 (37.93%) User Stories
7 10 (34.48%) Load Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
9 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
11 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (10.34%) Test Management
11 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
11 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (6.90%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (37.93%) ISEB
3 5 (17.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Google