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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Manchester
Rank 90 88 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.72% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 5.49% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £329 £279 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.93% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £253 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £383 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
218 237 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.48% 13.09% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 123 109
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £48.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.58% +269.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft