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 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 95 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.062% 0.081% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.63% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +0.60%
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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
270 160 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.70% 13.00% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 82 80
Average daily rate £330 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £195 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Average hourly rate £17.14 £23.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% +14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £30.62 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft