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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 100 87 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 1.57% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £378 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £386 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.85% +28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £18.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+473.33% +59.57%
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
252 191 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.72% 13.66% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 104 89
Average daily rate £390 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.38% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +2.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £15.66 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 10 (66.67%) ISEB
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (53.33%) Data Analytics
3 8 (53.33%) Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Test Management
5 5 (33.33%) Banking
5 5 (33.33%) Retail
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) V-Model
6 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Information Assurance
7 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (20.00%) ETL
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (13.33%) Mingle
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
1 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) ETL Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) Analytics
1 8 (53.33%) Data Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (20.00%) ETL
5 3 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (66.67%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft