Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 176 185
Rank change year-on-year +33 +9 -78
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 62 61 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.47% 1.11% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.47% 6.62% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 52 51 81
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £26,825 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -5.26%

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 592 921 1,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 14.05% 16.83% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 477 746 1,111
West Yorkshire median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,400 £60,625 £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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +3 30 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Ilkley - 10 £30,000 -
Halifax +7 9 £45,000 -
Wakefield +10 5 £33,500 +21.82%
Batley - 3 £27,500 -
Huddersfield +10 2 £28,000 -30.00% 1
ISTQB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 52 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (64.52%) SQL
4 37 (59.68%) C#
5 31 (50.00%) ISEB
6 30 (48.39%) Scrum
7 26 (41.94%) QA
7 26 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (41.94%) Selenium
8 25 (40.32%) Software Testing
9 19 (30.65%) API Testing
10 18 (29.03%) Load Testing
11 17 (27.42%) WebDriver
12 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
12 14 (22.58%) Web Services
13 13 (20.97%) HTML
13 13 (20.97%) Regression Testing
13 13 (20.97%) Time Management
14 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
14 12 (19.35%) Legal
15 11 (17.74%) Finance
15 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
15 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (16.13%) User Experience
16 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
16 10 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
16 10 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (14.52%) XML
17 9 (14.52%) SOAP
17 9 (14.52%) Cucumber

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 5 (8.06%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Selenium
1 26 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (27.42%) WebDriver
3 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.29%) FitNesse
5 7 (11.29%) JIRA
5 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
6 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
7 5 (8.06%) tSQLt
8 4 (6.45%) Bitbucket
8 4 (6.45%) Protractor
9 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.23%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.61%) Testopia
11 1 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (19.35%) Legal
2 11 (17.74%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Tester
2 14 (22.58%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Software Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Automation Test Lead
5 6 (9.68%) QA Tester
5 6 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.06%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Web Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Software Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Software Test Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) Web Services
2 13 (20.97%) HTML
3 9 (14.52%) SOAP
3 9 (14.52%) XML
4 8 (12.90%) .NET
5 7 (11.29%) REST
6 4 (6.45%) WSDL
6 4 (6.45%) XSD
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.61%) CSS
8 1 (1.61%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) User Experience
2 2 (3.23%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (48.39%) Scrum
4 25 (40.32%) Software Testing
5 19 (30.65%) API Testing
6 18 (29.03%) Load Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Regression Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Time Management
8 12 (19.35%) Manual Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Test Management
11 9 (14.52%) User Stories
12 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
12 8 (12.90%) SDLC
13 6 (9.68%) BDD
13 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (9.68%) Defect Management
13 6 (9.68%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (64.52%) SQL
2 37 (59.68%) C#
3 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (50.00%) ISEB
2 11 (17.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (41.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Google
3 1 (1.61%) hybris