Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 210 190
Rank change year-on-year +27 -20 -59
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 53 73 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.87% 0.99% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.92% 5.50% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 43 61 109
Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,100 £26,250 £23,800
90th Percentile £44,500 £48,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 895 1,328 1,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.67% 17.94% 17.84%
Number of salaries quoted 686 1,037 1,420
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,125 £21,250 £23,725
90th Percentile £69,000 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 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
West Yorkshire +21 43 £32,500 -13.33% 8
North Yorkshire +19 6 £35,000 +16.67% 2
South Yorkshire +8 4 £32,500 -31.58% 2
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 45 (84.91%) Test Automation
2 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (56.60%) ISEB
4 29 (54.72%) C#
5 28 (52.83%) Scrum
6 26 (49.06%) QA
7 25 (47.17%) Selenium
7 25 (47.17%) Software Testing
7 25 (47.17%) SQL
8 24 (45.28%) API Testing
9 23 (43.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (41.51%) WebDriver
11 21 (39.62%) Load Testing
12 16 (30.19%) Regression Testing
13 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
14 13 (24.53%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (22.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (22.64%) User Experience
15 12 (22.64%) Legal
15 12 (22.64%) HTML
16 11 (20.75%) Time Management
16 11 (20.75%) Postman
16 11 (20.75%) SDLC
17 10 (18.87%) User Stories
17 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (16.98%) Visual Studio
18 9 (16.98%) Scenario Testing
19 8 (15.09%) Test Planning
19 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
20 7 (13.21%) Waterfall

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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Selenium
2 23 (43.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (41.51%) WebDriver
4 11 (20.75%) Postman
5 9 (16.98%) Visual Studio
6 6 (11.32%) JIRA
7 3 (5.66%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.77%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (22.64%) Legal
2 7 (13.21%) Finance
3 4 (7.55%) Marketing
4 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Tester
2 15 (28.30%) Analyst
3 14 (26.42%) Software Tester
4 12 (22.64%) QA Tester
4 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Manual Tester
5 5 (9.43%) Software Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Lead Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) QA Leader
8 2 (3.77%) Software Test Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.77%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) HTML
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
3 5 (9.43%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) Spring
5 2 (3.77%) SOAP
5 2 (3.77%) WSDL
5 2 (3.77%) XML
5 2 (3.77%) XSD
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) User Experience
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) EPoS
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (84.91%) Test Automation
2 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (52.83%) Scrum
4 25 (47.17%) Software Testing
5 24 (45.28%) API Testing
6 21 (39.62%) Load Testing
7 16 (30.19%) Regression Testing
8 13 (24.53%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (20.75%) SDLC
9 11 (20.75%) Time Management
10 10 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (18.87%) User Stories
11 9 (16.98%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
12 8 (15.09%) Test Planning
13 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
14 6 (11.32%) BDD
14 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
14 6 (11.32%) TDD
15 5 (9.43%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) C#
2 25 (47.17%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) VBA
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (56.60%) ISEB
2 12 (22.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (11.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (49.06%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.89%) Google