The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 71 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 0.79% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 5.06% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate
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£323 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
160 178 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.01% 15.64% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 90
Average daily rate £309 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £236 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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 - 1 £310 - 1
Stockport - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) ISEB
2 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle Database
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 6 (37.50%) VB
4 6 (37.50%) HPUX
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (37.50%) Apache
4 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (37.50%) MS Access
4 6 (37.50%) WebLogic Integration
4 6 (37.50%) TIBCO
4 6 (37.50%) SOA
4 6 (37.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 6 (37.50%) FTP
4 6 (37.50%) N-Tier
4 6 (37.50%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 6 (37.50%) SUSE
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Statistical Analysis

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 6 (37.50%) Apache
1 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
1 6 (37.50%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle Database
2 6 (37.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) Toad
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Non-Functional Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Web Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Web Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Process Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) EDIFACT
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) HPUX
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) SUSE
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Integration Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) SOA
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 4 (25.00%) V-Model
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) VB
1 6 (37.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft