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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.96% 3.61% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Median daily rate £308 £243 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -21.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £220 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £307 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +129.62%
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
262 277 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.29% 17.94% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 121 74
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +3.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £39.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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
Oldham - 1 £213 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 17 (65.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
3 14 (53.85%) ISEB
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (46.15%) Defect Management
5 11 (42.31%) Test Management
5 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
6 9 (34.62%) SQL
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (30.77%) JIRA
8 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
8 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Selenium
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
9 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
10 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 5 (19.23%) QA
10 5 (19.23%) Retail
10 5 (19.23%) BDD
11 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
11 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
11 4 (15.38%) HP
11 4 (15.38%) JavaScript

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 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (7.69%) Magento
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) Selenium
3 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
3 3 (11.54%) TestDirector
4 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.85%) eggPlant
5 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Games
3 2 (7.69%) Online Betting
3 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
1 15 (57.69%) Test Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) UAT Lead
4 3 (11.54%) UAT Manager
4 3 (11.54%) UAT Test Lead
4 3 (11.54%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Psychology
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Software Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Defect Management
2 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Test Management
3 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
5 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
6 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics
8 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) VB
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (53.85%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) MCP
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) OCP
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (7.69%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Facebook
4 1 (3.85%) Northgate
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter
4 1 (3.85%) VMware