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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 104 81 84
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 1.07% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 7.30% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £300 £320 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
256 274 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.99% 14.60% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 129 108
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £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 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 20 (80.00%) ISEB
2 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (52.00%) Defect Management
4 12 (48.00%) Integration Testing
4 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (44.00%) Regression Testing
5 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (44.00%) Test Management
6 8 (32.00%) Finance
6 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) Oracle
7 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (24.00%) System Testing
8 6 (24.00%) JIRA
8 6 (24.00%) Web Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Java
9 5 (20.00%) SAP
9 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.00%) Degree
9 5 (20.00%) Retail
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Stress Testing
10 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (8.00%) Magento
4 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (4.00%) SAP BPC
4 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Online Betting
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Defect Manager
5 1 (4.00%) HR Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Supply Chain Manager
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Lead
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) EPoS
1 2 (8.00%) Psychology
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (52.00%) Defect Management
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Integration Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Regression Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Test Management
4 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (24.00%) System Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Web Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Stress Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (12.00%) ERP
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) C
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) ISEB
2 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) MCP
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) OCP
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 4 (16.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter