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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 4.40% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£260 £323 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £354 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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
276 159 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.02% 12.88% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 71 82
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £215 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.99 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £53.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015. 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
Bolton -3 2 £220 -29.03%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 16 (69.57%) ISEB
2 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
3 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (39.13%) HP
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Test Management
6 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
7 7 (30.43%) Banking
7 7 (30.43%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (26.09%) SDLC
8 6 (26.09%) Release Management
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
10 4 (17.39%) System Testing
11 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) BC Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) SoapUI

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Leader
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) HPUX
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Security Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Management
5 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
6 6 (26.09%) Release Management
6 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) SDLC
7 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 4 (17.39%) System Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) RUP
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) VB
1 2 (8.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) ISEB
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.35%) Actimize
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