Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 139 141
Rank change year-on-year -66 +2 +59
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 101 232 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.04% 2.16% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.78% 10.80% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 95 200 263
Yorkshire median annual salary £35,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.47% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £27,500 £26,300
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £46,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1,489 2,149 2,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.34% 20.05% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 1,715 2,347
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,400 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -73 69 £37,500 -11.76% 8
South Yorkshire +12 14 £50,000 +33.33% 3
East Yorkshire +22 9 £30,750 +2.50% 1
North Yorkshire -9 6 £21,000 -41.26% 1
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 71 (70.30%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (62.38%) Test Automation
3 53 (52.48%) ISEB
4 45 (44.55%) Selenium
5 44 (43.56%) Software Testing
6 31 (30.69%) JIRA
7 30 (29.70%) Test Scripting
7 30 (29.70%) C#
8 29 (28.71%) SQL
9 23 (22.77%) QA
10 20 (19.80%) Finance
11 19 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (17.82%) .NET
13 17 (16.83%) HP
13 17 (16.83%) Test Management
14 16 (15.84%) Degree
14 16 (15.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (15.84%) Java
15 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
15 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (14.85%) Manual Testing
15 15 (14.85%) BDD
16 14 (13.86%) Test Strategy
16 14 (13.86%) SDLC
16 14 (13.86%) Scenario Testing
16 14 (13.86%) Performance Testing
17 13 (12.87%) Scrum
17 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
17 13 (12.87%) Functional Testing
17 13 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 6 (5.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (1.98%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (44.55%) Selenium
2 31 (30.69%) JIRA
3 16 (15.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
5 11 (10.89%) SoapUI
6 10 (9.90%) JMeter
7 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
8 7 (6.93%) FitNesse
8 7 (6.93%) HP UFT
8 7 (6.93%) Protractor
8 7 (6.93%) tSQLt
9 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
9 6 (5.94%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.95%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
11 4 (3.96%) Zephyr
12 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.98%) NUnit
13 2 (1.98%) Subversion
General
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Games
2 6 (5.94%) Marketing
3 5 (4.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Automotive
4 1 (0.99%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (43.56%) Analyst
2 40 (39.60%) Test Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) Tester
4 16 (15.84%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Lead Test Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.92%) QA Tester
6 8 (7.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Principal Test Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.94%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Graduate
10 4 (3.96%) Junior
10 4 (3.96%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.82%) .NET
2 12 (11.88%) SOAP
3 10 (9.90%) XML
4 8 (7.92%) Web Services
5 7 (6.93%) WSDL
5 7 (6.93%) XSD
6 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.98%) EPoS
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.97%) Unix
1 3 (2.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) Android
2 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (70.30%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (62.38%) Test Automation
3 44 (43.56%) Software Testing
4 30 (29.70%) Test Scripting
5 17 (16.83%) Test Management
6 15 (14.85%) BDD
6 15 (14.85%) Manual Testing
6 15 (14.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (13.86%) Performance Testing
7 14 (13.86%) Scenario Testing
7 14 (13.86%) SDLC
7 14 (13.86%) Test Strategy
8 13 (12.87%) Functional Testing
8 13 (12.87%) Scrum
9 12 (11.88%) Exploratory Testing
9 12 (11.88%) TDD
10 9 (8.91%) System Testing
11 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (6.93%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) C#
2 29 (28.71%) SQL
3 16 (15.84%) Java
4 9 (8.91%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.99%) Ruby
6 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (52.48%) ISEB
2 16 (15.84%) Degree
3 13 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.77%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) GDPR
3 2 (1.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.98%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.98%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) HP
2 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.89%) Google
4 7 (6.93%) Capita
5 2 (1.98%) Twitter
6 1 (0.99%) SAP