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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 118 127 137
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 72 46 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% 1.24% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.86% 5.10% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 68 45 43
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -4.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
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
1049 902 1116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.58% 24.27% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 896 797 938
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
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 26 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Manchester

ISTQB
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +12 10 £33,000 +40.42% 1
Altrincham +6 2 £38,750 -29.54% 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 85 (68.00%) ISEB
2 63 (50.40%) Finance
3 60 (48.00%) Software Testing
4 51 (40.80%) SQL
5 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (36.80%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (35.20%) QA
8 40 (32.00%) Automated Testing
8 40 (32.00%) Test Strategy
9 38 (30.40%) Degree
10 36 (28.80%) ITIL
10 36 (28.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 33 (26.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (25.60%) Test Management
13 30 (24.00%) Migration
14 27 (21.60%) Selenium
14 27 (21.60%) Microsoft
14 27 (21.60%) Oracle
15 26 (20.80%) Project Management
15 26 (20.80%) Time Management
16 22 (17.60%) Test Scripting
17 21 (16.80%) Automation Testing
18 20 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
19 19 (15.20%) PRINCE
19 19 (15.20%) Service Management
20 18 (14.40%) Change Management
20 18 (14.40%) VMware
20 18 (14.40%) Mentoring
21 17 (13.60%) Test Automation
21 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Office
2 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (8.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) Broadband
1 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (26.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (21.60%) Selenium
3 20 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (8.80%) TestDirector
5 4 (3.20%) JIRA
6 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.80%) Subversion
8 1 (0.80%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.80%) Sahi
8 1 (0.80%) RSpec
General
1 63 (50.40%) Finance
2 17 (13.60%) Retail
3 14 (11.20%) Banking
4 7 (5.60%) Front Office
4 7 (5.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.60%) Test Manager
2 32 (25.60%) Test Analyst
2 32 (25.60%) Analyst
3 13 (10.40%) Test Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Tester
3 13 (10.40%) Test Leader
4 11 (8.80%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Software Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Defect Manager
5 10 (8.00%) Senior Manager
5 10 (8.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 9 (7.20%) Environment Manager
7 7 (5.60%) Implementation Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) IT Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) Consultant
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) Web Services
2 9 (7.20%) .NET
3 8 (6.40%) HTML
4 7 (5.60%) HTML5
4 7 (5.60%) CSS3
4 7 (5.60%) CSS
5 3 (2.40%) XML
6 2 (1.60%) jQuery
7 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.80%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 46 (36.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.20%) Open Source
5 2 (1.60%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.80%) BBC
6 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.80%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.80%) Windows
2 12 (9.60%) Android
2 12 (9.60%) Apple iOS
3 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (48.00%) Software Testing
2 49 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 40 (32.00%) Test Strategy
4 36 (28.80%) ITIL
5 32 (25.60%) Test Management
6 30 (24.00%) Migration
7 26 (20.80%) Project Management
7 26 (20.80%) Time Management
8 22 (17.60%) Test Scripting
9 21 (16.80%) Automation Testing
10 19 (15.20%) Service Management
10 19 (15.20%) PRINCE
11 18 (14.40%) Change Management
11 18 (14.40%) Mentoring
12 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (13.60%) Test Automation
12 17 (13.60%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (12.80%) Manual Testing
14 15 (12.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (40.80%) SQL
2 12 (9.60%) Perl
2 12 (9.60%) Python
3 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.20%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.20%) C#
5 4 (3.20%) VB
6 3 (2.40%) Java
7 2 (1.60%) PHP
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (68.00%) ISEB
2 38 (30.40%) Degree
3 36 (28.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (9.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (4.80%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (35.20%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) FATCA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Oracle
1 27 (21.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.40%) VMware
3 5 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (1.60%) Aquila
5 1 (0.80%) VocaLink
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