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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Manchester
Rank 134 101 125
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 56 78 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.55% 2.41% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.28% 8.73% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 49 70 68
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -6.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £28,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
769 893 1018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.22% 27.62% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 606 698 875
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Stockport +8 5 £55,000 +74.60%
Altrincham -6 4 £42,500 +77.08% 1
Salford - 1 £35,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 74 (76.29%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (55.67%) Test Scripting
3 44 (45.36%) ISEB
4 43 (44.33%) Automated Testing
5 41 (42.27%) Selenium
6 34 (35.05%) Test Automation
7 33 (34.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (28.87%) QA
9 27 (27.84%) Scrum
10 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
11 23 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (23.71%) SDLC
12 22 (22.68%) C#
13 20 (20.62%) Python
13 20 (20.62%) Regression Testing
14 19 (19.59%) SQL
14 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
15 18 (18.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (18.56%) Cucumber
15 18 (18.56%) BDD
15 18 (18.56%) Test Strategy
16 17 (17.53%) Test Management
17 16 (16.49%) Java
17 16 (16.49%) iPad
18 15 (15.46%) Apple iOS
18 15 (15.46%) DV Cleared
18 15 (15.46%) Android
18 15 (15.46%) .NET
18 15 (15.46%) Automation Testing
18 15 (15.46%) Exploratory 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 4 (4.12%) Confluence
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.03%) Big Data
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (42.27%) Selenium
2 18 (18.56%) Cucumber
3 13 (13.40%) JIRA
4 11 (11.34%) JMeter
5 9 (9.28%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.19%) JUnit
7 5 (5.15%) LoadRunner
7 5 (5.15%) TestComplete
8 4 (4.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.12%) Gradle
8 4 (4.12%) NUnit
8 4 (4.12%) TestNG
9 3 (3.09%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.09%) Ranorex
9 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.06%) Gatling
10 2 (2.06%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.19%) Finance
3 5 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (59.79%) Analyst
2 57 (58.76%) Test Analyst
3 25 (25.77%) Tester
4 20 (20.62%) Software Tester
5 18 (18.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 17 (17.53%) Test Manager
7 14 (14.43%) Test Engineer
8 13 (13.40%) QA Analyst
9 12 (12.37%) QA Test Analyst
10 9 (9.28%) Senior Tester
11 8 (8.25%) Lead Test Analyst
11 8 (8.25%) QA Engineer
11 8 (8.25%) QA Test Engineer
11 8 (8.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 8 (8.25%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (8.25%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (7.22%) Automation Tester
12 7 (7.22%) Senior Software Tester
12 7 (7.22%) Software Analyst
12 7 (7.22%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) .NET
2 8 (8.25%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.19%) HTML
4 5 (5.15%) Web Services
5 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.12%) CSS
5 4 (4.12%) DOM
5 4 (4.12%) Silverlight
6 3 (3.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) iPad
2 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.09%) iSeries
7 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Android
1 15 (15.46%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.34%) Linux
2 11 (11.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (76.29%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (55.67%) Test Scripting
3 43 (44.33%) Automated Testing
4 34 (35.05%) Test Automation
5 27 (27.84%) Scrum
6 26 (26.80%) Software Testing
7 23 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (23.71%) SDLC
8 20 (20.62%) Regression Testing
9 18 (18.56%) BDD
9 18 (18.56%) Test Strategy
9 18 (18.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (17.53%) Test Management
11 15 (15.46%) Automation Testing
11 15 (15.46%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
12 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
12 13 (13.40%) TDD
13 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
14 9 (9.28%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.68%) C#
2 20 (20.62%) Python
3 19 (19.59%) SQL
4 16 (16.49%) Java
5 13 (13.40%) Ruby
6 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.19%) C++
8 4 (4.12%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (45.36%) ISEB
2 33 (34.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 15 (15.46%) DV Cleared
5 13 (13.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 12 (12.37%) Degree
7 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) HP
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.03%) SAP
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