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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 104 140
Rank change year-on-year -24 +36  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 55 102 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.55% 2.64% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 11.87% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50 93 72
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -10.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £43,700
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 657 859 1071
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 18.50% 22.20% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 507 726 866
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -34 39 £45,000 +24.13% 6
Halifax - 5 £42,500 -
Ilkley - 5 £32,500 -
Huddersfield - 4 £48,750 -
Wakefield +12 2 £32,500 +22.64% 1
ISTQB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 150 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 149 (82.78%) ISEB
3 142 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (42.22%) SQL
5 70 (38.89%) Selenium
6 64 (35.56%) Test Scripting
7 61 (33.89%) Software Testing
8 59 (32.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 56 (31.11%) TDD
10 54 (30.00%) QA
11 53 (29.44%) Functional Testing
12 51 (28.33%) SoapUI
13 50 (27.78%) BDD
14 49 (27.22%) SOAP
15 42 (23.33%) Java
15 42 (23.33%) Scrum
15 42 (23.33%) Test Strategy
16 41 (22.78%) Cucumber
17 39 (21.67%) C#
18 36 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 33 (18.33%) .NET
20 32 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 32 (17.78%) Waterfall
21 31 (17.22%) Finance
22 30 (16.67%) Web Testing
23 29 (16.11%) JMeter
23 29 (16.11%) XML
23 29 (16.11%) E-Commerce
24 26 (14.44%) Mentoring
25 25 (13.89%) Test Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 70 (38.89%) Selenium
2 51 (28.33%) SoapUI
3 41 (22.78%) Cucumber
4 36 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (16.11%) JMeter
6 23 (12.78%) Jenkins
7 19 (10.56%) LoadRunner
8 16 (8.89%) JIRA
9 13 (7.22%) Git (software)
10 12 (6.67%) Visual Studio
11 9 (5.00%) Maven
12 8 (4.44%) Gatling
13 7 (3.89%) SpecFlow
14 6 (3.33%) MSTest
14 6 (3.33%) Ranorex
14 6 (3.33%) Zephyr
15 5 (2.78%) FitNesse
15 5 (2.78%) TeamCity
15 5 (2.78%) tSQLt
16 4 (2.22%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (17.22%) Finance
2 13 (7.22%) Retail
3 11 (6.11%) Banking
3 11 (6.11%) Legal
4 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (40.00%) Analyst
2 69 (38.33%) Test Analyst
3 55 (30.56%) Test Engineer
4 33 (18.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 33 (18.33%) Tester
5 17 (9.44%) Test Manager
6 13 (7.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (7.22%) Automation Tester
6 13 (7.22%) Software Tester
7 12 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Senior Web Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Web Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) Functional Test Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) Lead Tester
9 10 (5.56%) Test Leader
10 8 (4.44%) QA Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.22%) SOAP
2 33 (18.33%) .NET
3 29 (16.11%) XML
4 18 (10.00%) REST
5 16 (8.89%) Web Services
6 7 (3.89%) HTML
7 6 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.78%) WSDL
8 5 (2.78%) XSD
9 1 (0.56%) Behat
9 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.22%) NHS
3 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 142 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (35.56%) Test Scripting
4 61 (33.89%) Software Testing
5 56 (31.11%) TDD
6 53 (29.44%) Functional Testing
7 50 (27.78%) BDD
8 42 (23.33%) Scrum
8 42 (23.33%) Test Strategy
9 32 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (17.78%) Waterfall
10 30 (16.67%) Web Testing
11 29 (16.11%) E-Commerce
12 26 (14.44%) Mentoring
13 25 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (13.89%) Test Management
14 23 (12.78%) Integration Testing
14 23 (12.78%) Performance Testing
14 23 (12.78%) Process Improvement
15 22 (12.22%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (42.22%) SQL
2 42 (23.33%) Java
3 39 (21.67%) C#
4 16 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.56%) Python
6 7 (3.89%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.67%) C
8 1 (0.56%) Go
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) Ruby
8 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 149 (82.78%) ISEB
2 59 (32.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (7.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (5.00%) Degree
5 4 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (30.00%) QA
2 4 (2.22%) HL7
2 4 (2.22%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (11.11%) Oracle
2 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.33%) HP
3 6 (3.33%) Telerik
4 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £29000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Card Factory
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary and additional benefits.
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
1 Trevelyan Square
Salary: £30000 - £39999 per annum, Benefits: AfC B7 £31,696 - £41, 787
Posted: 13 days ago