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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 0.76% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 5.52% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Average daily rate
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£378 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.20% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
289 181 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.61% 13.83% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 78
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £195 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 23
Average hourly rate £13.25 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.61% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
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Job
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ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (91.67%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 13 (54.17%) Non-Functional Testing
4 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (45.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 10 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
7 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Release Management
7 9 (37.50%) Performance Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Security Testing
7 9 (37.50%) HP
7 9 (37.50%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (33.33%) Test Management
9 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
9 7 (29.17%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (29.17%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) BC Cleared
11 4 (16.67%) System Testing
11 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 4 (16.67%) QA
11 4 (16.67%) Banking
11 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (12.50%) SDLC
12 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) HPUX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) SUSE
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Non-Functional Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Release Management
4 9 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Security Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Test Management
6 7 (29.17%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Integration Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Statistical Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 4 (16.67%) System Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.50%) SDLC
9 3 (12.50%) RUP
10 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) VB
1 2 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) ISEB
2 15 (62.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (45.83%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (16.67%) BC Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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