The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 137 139 151
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 56 51 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 1.34% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.64% 5.72% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 53 47 41
Median salary £33,000 £41,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.48% +33.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
ISTQB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
843 891 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.90% 23.48% 23.47%
Number of salaries quoted 709 727 733
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Manchester region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Manchester

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Manchester

ISTQB
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham +8 4 £37,000 +1.36%
Bury - 4 £33,000 -
Wigan -1 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Stockport - 2 £42,500 -
Salford +8 1 £38,500 -14.44%
Bolton - 1 £30,400 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 72 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (53.91%) Test Scripting
3 55 (47.83%) Selenium
4 53 (46.09%) ISEB
5 45 (39.13%) C#
6 39 (33.91%) Scrum
7 33 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (27.83%) Test Automation
9 31 (26.96%) Automated Testing
9 31 (26.96%) QA
9 31 (26.96%) Software Testing
10 28 (24.35%) Java
11 26 (22.61%) SQL
12 25 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 23 (20.00%) HTML
14 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
14 22 (19.13%) CSS
14 22 (19.13%) Automation Testing
15 21 (18.26%) Functional Testing
15 21 (18.26%) Web Services
15 21 (18.26%) Windows
16 20 (17.39%) SDLC
17 19 (16.52%) Apple iOS
17 19 (16.52%) Jenkins
17 19 (16.52%) Android
18 18 (15.65%) Linux
18 18 (15.65%) JMeter
18 18 (15.65%) Load Testing
19 17 (14.78%) Manual Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.70%) CMS
2 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 55 (47.83%) Selenium
2 19 (16.52%) Jenkins
3 18 (15.65%) JMeter
4 17 (14.78%) Gradle
4 17 (14.78%) NUnit
4 17 (14.78%) TestNG
5 7 (6.09%) JIRA
6 5 (4.35%) Ranorex
6 5 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.48%) Appium
7 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.48%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (3.48%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.48%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.48%) Subversion
8 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.61%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.74%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 7 (6.09%) Retail
3 3 (2.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (43.48%) Analyst
1 50 (43.48%) Tester
2 47 (40.87%) Test Analyst
3 34 (29.57%) Software Tester
4 25 (21.74%) Automation Tester
5 16 (13.91%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 14 (12.17%) Software Analyst
6 14 (12.17%) Software Test Analyst
7 13 (11.30%) Senior Tester
7 13 (11.30%) Test Manager
8 12 (10.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 12 (10.43%) Selenium Tester
9 10 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (8.70%) Java Automation Tester
10 9 (7.83%) Lead Tester
10 9 (7.83%) QA Tester
11 7 (6.09%) Agile Tester
11 7 (6.09%) Developer
11 7 (6.09%) Senior Software Tester
11 7 (6.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.00%) HTML
2 22 (19.13%) CSS
3 21 (18.26%) Web Services
4 17 (14.78%) DOM
4 17 (14.78%) Silverlight
5 16 (13.91%) .NET
6 8 (6.96%) XML
7 4 (3.48%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.48%) ADO.NET
7 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.48%) HTML5
7 4 (3.48%) jQuery
7 4 (3.48%) JSON
7 4 (3.48%) LINQ
7 4 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.48%) WCF
7 4 (3.48%) XML Schema
7 4 (3.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) iPad
2 9 (7.83%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Windows
2 19 (16.52%) Android
2 19 (16.52%) Apple iOS
3 18 (15.65%) Linux
4 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (53.91%) Test Scripting
3 39 (33.91%) Scrum
4 33 (28.70%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (27.83%) Test Automation
6 31 (26.96%) Automated Testing
6 31 (26.96%) Software Testing
7 25 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (19.13%) Automation Testing
9 21 (18.26%) Functional Testing
10 20 (17.39%) SDLC
11 18 (15.65%) Load Testing
12 17 (14.78%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (14.78%) Manual Testing
12 17 (14.78%) Performance Analysis
12 17 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (13.04%) Test Strategy
14 14 (12.17%) System Testing
14 14 (12.17%) Test Management
15 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.13%) C#
2 28 (24.35%) Java
3 26 (22.61%) SQL
4 22 (19.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.48%) XPath
6 2 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) VBScript
7 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (46.09%) ISEB
2 23 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.87%) HNC
6 1 (0.87%) HND
6 1 (0.87%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (26.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) Ektron
3 4 (3.48%) HP
4 3 (2.61%) Telerik
5 1 (0.87%) Alterian
5 1 (0.87%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.87%) VMware
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