Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 196 130
Rank change year-on-year -18 -66 +56
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 69 121 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.87% 1.24% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 6.76% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 56 110 231
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £25,625 £24,900 £27,600
90th Percentile £49,375 £55,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +0.63%

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 1,379 1,790 2,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.38% 18.39% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1,085 1,464 2,086
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +3 50 £35,000 - 9
South Yorkshire -5 14 £40,000 - 2
North Yorkshire -20 3 £30,000 - 3
ISTQB
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 43 (62.32%) ISEB
2 40 (57.97%) Test Automation
3 31 (44.93%) Software Testing
4 29 (42.03%) SQL
5 25 (36.23%) QA
6 23 (33.33%) Selenium
6 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (28.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
9 16 (23.19%) .NET
10 15 (21.74%) Retail
11 14 (20.29%) Finance
11 14 (20.29%) C#
12 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (18.84%) XML
13 12 (17.39%) Web Services
14 11 (15.94%) Java
14 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (14.49%) FTP
16 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
16 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
17 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
17 8 (11.59%) Process Improvement
17 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
18 7 (10.14%) BDD
18 7 (10.14%) System Testing
18 7 (10.14%) Test Management
18 7 (10.14%) HP
19 6 (8.70%) SoapUI
19 6 (8.70%) WebDriver

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 (5.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) FTP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.70%) Protractor
3 6 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.25%) JIRA
4 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.90%) JMeter
7 2 (2.90%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.90%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.45%) tSQLt
General
1 15 (21.74%) Retail
2 14 (20.29%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Analyst
2 17 (24.64%) Tester
3 16 (23.19%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.29%) Automation Tester
5 11 (15.94%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.14%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Test Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (4.35%) QA Leader
10 2 (2.90%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Manual Test Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 2 (2.90%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) XML
3 12 (17.39%) Web Services
4 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) LAMP
5 1 (1.45%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) WSDL
5 1 (1.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.90%) NHS
2 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.45%) EPoS
3 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Android
1 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.97%) Test Automation
2 31 (44.93%) Software Testing
3 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
6 8 (11.59%) Process Improvement
7 7 (10.14%) BDD
7 7 (10.14%) System Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Test Management
8 6 (8.70%) Defect Management
8 6 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.25%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.25%) Scrum
9 5 (7.25%) TDD
10 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) C#
3 11 (15.94%) Java
4 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.90%) C
5 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.90%) VB
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (62.32%) ISEB
2 20 (28.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.23%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.35%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) HP
3 4 (5.80%) Google
4 2 (2.90%) SAP