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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 100 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.29% 1.51% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +74.35%
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
243 265 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.55% 14.07% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 129 109
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £284 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £491 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £10.38 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £14.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 13 (76.47%) ISEB
1 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Defect Management
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Test Management
5 7 (41.18%) Web Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) XML
6 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
6 6 (35.29%) JIRA
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
7 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
7 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) HP
8 4 (23.53%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) SAP
8 4 (23.53%) Retail
8 4 (23.53%) Selenium
8 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server

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 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
4 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 2 (11.76%) Maven
4 2 (11.76%) TestNG
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Online Betting
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) EPoS
1 2 (11.76%) Psychology
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) Defect Management
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Test Management
3 7 (41.18%) Web Testing
4 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Change Control
8 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C
3 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
3 3 (17.65%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
1 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) OCP
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow