The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.17% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 1.59% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £279 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.59% -7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +25.00%
ISTQB
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
181 126 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.01% 10.80% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 51 86
Average daily rate £375 £298 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 9
Average hourly rate £12.25 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.00 £20.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £350 -
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing ISTQB 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.

1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (40.00%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) Test Management
6 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (33.33%) SUSE
6 5 (33.33%) WebLogic Integration
6 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (33.33%) VB
6 5 (33.33%) Apache
6 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (33.33%) MS Access
6 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
6 5 (33.33%) HPUX
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) SOA
6 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (33.33%) FTP
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Release Management
6 5 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (33.33%) Apache
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 5 (33.33%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) MS Access
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Games
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) HPUX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) SUSE
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (20.00%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Management
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Release Management
4 5 (33.33%) SOA
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
8 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) VB
1 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle