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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
North West / Manchester
Rank 87 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 2.97% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £265 £280 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £268 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £436 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £331 £386
% change year-on-year
- -14.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +806.66%

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
218 236 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.12% 13.08% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 122 109
Median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £234 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% +34.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 1 (11.11%) Coaching
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint

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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft