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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 102 82 89
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 1.40% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 10.80% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Median daily rate £425 £316 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.38% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £250 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £372 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
286 250 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.16% 12.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 132 114
Median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £29.00 £15.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 5 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (40.00%) System Testing
4 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Retail
6 4 (26.67%) Test Management
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Stress Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 3 (20.00%) JIRA
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (13.33%) EPoS
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (13.33%) ERP

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 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) SAP BPC
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) HR Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (40.00%) System Testing
4 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Stress Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) ERP
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.67%) Coaching
8 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Twitter