Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 126 177
Rank change year-on-year -62 +51 +123
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 131 250 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.32% 2.25% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 9.97% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 122 232 193
Yorkshire median annual salary £36,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,250 £48,750 £48,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1842 2507 3214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.63% 22.55% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 2108 2543
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,279 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

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

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Yorkshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the 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
West Yorkshire -74 87 £37,500 -1.32% 9
South Yorkshire +42 23 £40,000 -5.88%
North Yorkshire +8 15 £32,500 +1.56% 1
East Yorkshire -7 6 £33,750 -1.46%
ISTQB
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 109 (83.21%) Test Automation
2 101 (77.10%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (64.89%) ISEB
4 48 (36.64%) Software Testing
5 47 (35.88%) Selenium
6 39 (29.77%) SQL
7 32 (24.43%) BDD
8 31 (23.66%) QA
9 29 (22.14%) Scrum
10 28 (21.37%) TDD
10 28 (21.37%) Black-Box Testing
11 27 (20.61%) Finance
12 26 (19.85%) C#
13 25 (19.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 24 (18.32%) Functional Testing
15 21 (16.03%) Exploratory Testing
15 21 (16.03%) Test Scripting
16 19 (14.50%) Performance Testing
17 17 (12.98%) XML
17 17 (12.98%) SOAP
17 17 (12.98%) Web Testing
18 16 (12.21%) Test Management
18 16 (12.21%) .NET
18 16 (12.21%) Mentoring
19 15 (11.45%) Java
20 14 (10.69%) Web Services
20 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
20 14 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
20 14 (10.69%) Degree
21 13 (9.92%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (35.88%) Selenium
2 13 (9.92%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.92%) WebDriver
3 12 (9.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.40%) SpecFlow
5 10 (7.63%) JIRA
5 10 (7.63%) Selenium IDE
6 9 (6.87%) Jenkins
6 9 (6.87%) JMeter
7 8 (6.11%) FitNesse
7 8 (6.11%) LoadRunner
8 7 (5.34%) tSQLt
8 7 (5.34%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.58%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.82%) Maven
11 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.53%) Gatling
11 2 (1.53%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (20.61%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) Banking
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (41.98%) Analyst
2 54 (41.22%) Test Analyst
3 32 (24.43%) Tester
4 26 (19.85%) Test Engineer
5 19 (14.50%) Software Tester
6 17 (12.98%) Functional Analyst
6 17 (12.98%) Functional Test Analyst
7 13 (9.92%) Manual Test Analyst
7 13 (9.92%) Software Analyst
7 13 (9.92%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (9.16%) Test Leader
9 11 (8.40%) Developer
9 11 (8.40%) Test Manager
10 10 (7.63%) Functional Test Engineer
11 9 (6.87%) Automation Tester
12 7 (5.34%) Principal Engineer
12 7 (5.34%) Principal Test Engineer
13 6 (4.58%) Scrum Master
13 6 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (4.58%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) SOAP
1 17 (12.98%) XML
2 16 (12.21%) .NET
3 14 (10.69%) Web Services
4 8 (6.11%) WSDL
4 8 (6.11%) XSD
5 7 (5.34%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.53%) Fintech
2 2 (1.53%) NHS
3 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (83.21%) Test Automation
2 101 (77.10%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (36.64%) Software Testing
4 32 (24.43%) BDD
5 29 (22.14%) Scrum
6 28 (21.37%) Black-Box Testing
6 28 (21.37%) TDD
7 24 (18.32%) Functional Testing
8 21 (16.03%) Exploratory Testing
8 21 (16.03%) Test Scripting
9 19 (14.50%) Performance Testing
10 17 (12.98%) Web Testing
11 16 (12.21%) Mentoring
11 16 (12.21%) Test Management
12 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
12 14 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.92%) Test Strategy
14 11 (8.40%) Integration Testing
14 11 (8.40%) Process Improvement
14 11 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.77%) SQL
2 26 (19.85%) C#
3 15 (11.45%) Java
4 11 (8.40%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.53%) Ruby
6 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (64.89%) ISEB
2 25 (19.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (10.69%) Degree
4 7 (5.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.76%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (23.66%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) HL7
2 2 (1.53%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 12 (9.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.34%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.82%) HP
2 5 (3.82%) Twitter
3 4 (3.05%) Google
4 2 (1.53%) Capita
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle
5 1 (0.76%) Avature
5 1 (0.76%) SAP