Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 122 149
Rank change year-on-year -83 +27 +95
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 114 255 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.15% 2.38% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.86% 11.08% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 107 226 226
Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,800 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
England median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -6.25%

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 1,663 2,302 3,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.71% 21.45% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,376 1,931 2,362
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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 -94 70 £35,000 -17.65% 8
South Yorkshire +17 20 £50,000 +33.33% 2
North Yorkshire +5 11 £30,000 -6.25% 5
East Yorkshire 0 9 £37,500 +19.05% 4
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 84 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (71.05%) Test Automation
3 56 (49.12%) ISEB
4 55 (48.25%) Software Testing
5 50 (43.86%) Selenium
6 33 (28.95%) QA
6 33 (28.95%) Test Scripting
7 30 (26.32%) SQL
8 28 (24.56%) C#
9 26 (22.81%) Scrum
10 25 (21.93%) .NET
10 25 (21.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (20.18%) Test Management
12 22 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (17.54%) Manual Testing
14 19 (16.67%) BDD
15 18 (15.79%) Functional Testing
16 16 (14.04%) Test Strategy
16 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
16 16 (14.04%) Finance
17 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
18 14 (12.28%) JIRA
18 14 (12.28%) Black-Box Testing
19 13 (11.40%) SDLC
19 13 (11.40%) Scenario Testing
19 13 (11.40%) Degree
19 13 (11.40%) TDD
19 13 (11.40%) WebDriver
19 13 (11.40%) Web Testing
20 12 (10.53%) Agile Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.51%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (1.75%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (43.86%) Selenium
2 14 (12.28%) JIRA
3 13 (11.40%) WebDriver
4 12 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 9 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (7.02%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (6.14%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.39%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.39%) JMeter
8 5 (4.39%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.39%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.51%) FitNesse
9 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.51%) tSQLt
10 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
10 3 (2.63%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.75%) Appium
11 2 (1.75%) Protractor
General
1 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Retail
3 4 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (47.37%) Analyst
2 53 (46.49%) Test Analyst
3 27 (23.68%) Tester
4 16 (14.04%) Software Tester
5 13 (11.40%) Manual Test Analyst
6 11 (9.65%) Software Analyst
6 11 (9.65%) Software Test Analyst
6 11 (9.65%) Test Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Technical Trainer
7 9 (7.89%) Trainer
8 8 (7.02%) Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Test Leader
9 7 (6.14%) Functional Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) Functional Test Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) QA Analyst
9 7 (6.14%) QA Tester
9 7 (6.14%) Test Manager
10 6 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Scrum Master
10 6 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.93%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) SOAP
3 6 (5.26%) XML
4 4 (3.51%) Web Services
4 4 (3.51%) WSDL
4 4 (3.51%) XSD
5 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) Behat
7 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.39%) User Experience
3 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.75%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (71.05%) Test Automation
3 55 (48.25%) Software Testing
4 33 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 26 (22.81%) Scrum
6 23 (20.18%) Test Management
7 22 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (17.54%) Manual Testing
9 19 (16.67%) BDD
10 18 (15.79%) Functional Testing
11 16 (14.04%) Test Strategy
12 15 (13.16%) Regression Testing
13 14 (12.28%) Black-Box Testing
14 13 (11.40%) Scenario Testing
14 13 (11.40%) SDLC
14 13 (11.40%) TDD
14 13 (11.40%) Web Testing
15 12 (10.53%) Agile Testing
16 11 (9.65%) Exploratory Testing
17 10 (8.77%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) SQL
2 28 (24.56%) C#
3 6 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.39%) Java
5 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (49.12%) ISEB
2 25 (21.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (11.40%) Degree
4 5 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (28.95%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.65%) HP
3 7 (6.14%) Google
3 7 (6.14%) Twitter
4 6 (5.26%) Capita
5 1 (0.88%) Avature
5 1 (0.88%) SAP