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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 0.42% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 3.02% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £280 £298 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
246 199 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.58% 13.94% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 106 89
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 10
Average hourly rate £21.25 £13.00 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +2.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £13.49 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 £284 - 1
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (72.50%) ISEB
2 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
3 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (37.50%) Finance
4 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (27.50%) Oracle
5 11 (27.50%) Test Management
5 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) QA
7 9 (22.50%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 8 (20.00%) CRM
8 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Data Analytics
8 8 (20.00%) Analytics
9 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
10 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (15.00%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) JIRA
10 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (15.00%) Migration
10 6 (15.00%) Retail
10 6 (15.00%) Scrum
11 5 (12.50%) Banking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Mingle
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (10.00%) TestDirector
5 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.50%) eggPlant
6 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (5.00%) Toad
7 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.50%) Subversion
7 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Retail
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
1 21 (52.50%) Test Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Test Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) ETL Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Data Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) Test Management
3 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Analytics
5 8 (20.00%) CRM
5 8 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Migration
7 6 (15.00%) Scrum
7 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (72.50%) ISEB
2 15 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Facebook
2 1 (2.50%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Twitter
2 1 (2.50%) VMware
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 7 days ago
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