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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Manchester
Rank 144 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 60 59 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.65% 7.03% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 48 54 54
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
902 839 1106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.53% 25.66% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 673 663 915
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Altrincham -10 3 £42,500 +77.08% 1
Stockport +4 2 £55,000 +74.60%
Salford - 2 £35,000 - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 81 (83.51%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.58%) Test Scripting
3 50 (51.55%) ISEB
4 43 (44.33%) Automated Testing
5 39 (40.21%) Selenium
6 38 (39.18%) Test Automation
7 34 (35.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (30.93%) QA
9 25 (25.77%) Python
10 22 (22.68%) Cucumber
10 22 (22.68%) BDD
11 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (21.65%) Software Testing
11 21 (21.65%) Scrum
11 21 (21.65%) SDLC
12 20 (20.62%) Regression Testing
12 20 (20.62%) Java
13 19 (19.59%) C#
13 19 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
14 18 (18.56%) Test Strategy
15 17 (17.53%) TDD
16 16 (16.49%) Ruby
16 16 (16.49%) DV Cleared
16 16 (16.49%) SQL
16 16 (16.49%) Exploratory Testing
17 15 (15.46%) iPad
17 15 (15.46%) Degree
18 14 (14.43%) Automation Testing
19 13 (13.40%) JIRA

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 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Big Data
1 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (40.21%) Selenium
2 22 (22.68%) Cucumber
3 13 (13.40%) JIRA
4 11 (11.34%) JMeter
5 8 (8.25%) LoadRunner
6 7 (7.22%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.19%) JUnit
8 5 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (5.15%) TestComplete
9 3 (3.09%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.09%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.06%) Gatling
10 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.03%) Gradle
11 1 (1.03%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.03%) NUnit
11 1 (1.03%) Subversion
11 1 (1.03%) TestNG
General
1 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Billing
3 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (58.76%) Analyst
2 56 (57.73%) Test Analyst
3 20 (20.62%) Test Engineer
4 19 (19.59%) Test Manager
5 18 (18.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 18 (18.56%) Tester
6 16 (16.49%) QA Analyst
7 15 (15.46%) QA Test Analyst
8 11 (11.34%) QA Engineer
8 11 (11.34%) QA Test Engineer
8 11 (11.34%) Software Tester
9 8 (8.25%) Lead Test Analyst
9 8 (8.25%) Senior Tester
10 7 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (7.22%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (6.19%) Software Analyst
11 6 (6.19%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (6.19%) Test Leader
12 5 (5.15%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.09%) HTML
4 3 (3.09%) Web Services
5 2 (2.06%) XML
6 1 (1.03%) CSS
6 1 (1.03%) DOM
6 1 (1.03%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) iPad
2 8 (8.25%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.09%) iSeries
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Linux
3 10 (10.31%) Android
3 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (83.51%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.58%) Test Scripting
3 43 (44.33%) Automated Testing
4 38 (39.18%) Test Automation
5 22 (22.68%) BDD
6 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (21.65%) Scrum
6 21 (21.65%) SDLC
6 21 (21.65%) Software Testing
7 20 (20.62%) Regression Testing
8 19 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (18.56%) Test Strategy
10 17 (17.53%) TDD
11 16 (16.49%) Exploratory Testing
12 14 (14.43%) Automation Testing
13 13 (13.40%) Manual Testing
13 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
13 13 (13.40%) Test Management
14 11 (11.34%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) Python
2 20 (20.62%) Java
3 19 (19.59%) C#
4 16 (16.49%) Ruby
4 16 (16.49%) SQL
5 9 (9.28%) C++
6 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.12%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (51.55%) ISEB
2 34 (35.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 16 (16.49%) DV Cleared
5 15 (15.46%) Degree
6 12 (12.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (30.93%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) HP
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle
3 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.03%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.03%) SAP
4 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford
Bupa
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, North West, UK
Graduate Prospects
Salary: £27000 - £30000 plus 29 days holiday + bank holidays, pension and 5% monthly cash bonus, Health Cash plan scheme, 35 hour working week and excellent learning and development opportunities
Posted: 13 days ago