The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 96 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.062% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 0.35% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £290 - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
290 285 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.66% 17.54% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 137 85
Median daily rate £375 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £163 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.29 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -30.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.98 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.75 £30.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Manchester region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Manchester region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 14 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Defect Management
4 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (57.14%) ISEB
6 7 (50.00%) Java
6 7 (50.00%) JIRA
6 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Test Management
7 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
7 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
7 6 (42.86%) SQL
8 5 (35.71%) XML
8 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
8 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (28.57%) Degree
9 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (28.57%) Selenium
9 4 (28.57%) Retail
9 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 4 (28.57%) HP
9 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 3 (21.43%) C
10 3 (21.43%) VB
10 3 (21.43%) MS Office
10 3 (21.43%) SAP
10 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
10 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Magento
2 1 (7.14%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Online Betting
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
4 3 (21.43%) UAT Lead
4 3 (21.43%) UAT Test Lead
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) OAT Manager
5 2 (14.29%) QA Leader
5 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
5 2 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) UAT Manager
5 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Psychology
2 1 (7.14%) EPoS
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Software Testing
2 10 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) Test Management
4 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
6 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
8 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
8 3 (21.43%) Information Assurance
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) Security Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) C
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) OCP
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Northgate
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