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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 127 160 149
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 29 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.37% 0.76% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 3.43% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 38 19 32
Average salary £31,250 £34,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.08% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £28,400 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +6.06%
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
900 846 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 27.41% 22.17% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 726 676 913
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Stockport +1 2 £36,750 +8.08%
Altrincham - 2 £27,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 72 (66.67%) ISEB
2 58 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (48.15%) Software Testing
4 47 (43.52%) QA
5 42 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 40 (37.04%) Finance
6 40 (37.04%) SQL
6 40 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (28.70%) Degree
8 30 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (26.85%) Selenium
10 28 (25.93%) Automated Testing
11 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
12 23 (21.30%) Banking
13 22 (20.37%) Scrum
13 22 (20.37%) Oracle
13 22 (20.37%) Android
13 22 (20.37%) Apple iOS
14 20 (18.52%) Test Strategy
14 20 (18.52%) Test Automation
15 19 (17.59%) Mentoring
16 18 (16.67%) Test Management
17 16 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (14.81%) Windows
17 16 (14.81%) Retail
18 15 (13.89%) Time Management
18 15 (13.89%) .NET
18 15 (13.89%) FATCA
19 14 (12.96%) Information Assurance
19 14 (12.96%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.93%) Apache
1 1 (0.93%) CMS
1 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.56%) MS Office
2 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Oracle Retail
1 5 (4.63%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (26.85%) Selenium
2 16 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (6.48%) JIRA
4 4 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 4 (3.70%) TestDirector
4 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.78%) UltraEdit
6 2 (1.85%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.93%) WebLOAD
General
1 40 (37.04%) Finance
2 23 (21.30%) Banking
3 16 (14.81%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Games
5 2 (1.85%) Law
5 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (42.59%) Analyst
2 45 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 25 (23.15%) Tester
4 19 (17.59%) Test Manager
5 16 (14.81%) Software Tester
6 12 (11.11%) Test Leader
7 10 (9.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) Defect Manager
9 7 (6.48%) Graduate
10 6 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
10 6 (5.56%) Senior Manager
11 5 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
12 4 (3.70%) Graduate Software Tester
13 3 (2.78%) QA Leader
13 3 (2.78%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) .NET
2 8 (7.41%) Web Services
3 6 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.19%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.70%) Interactive TV
5 2 (1.85%) Biotechnology
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.37%) Android
1 22 (20.37%) Apple iOS
2 16 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (48.15%) Software Testing
3 42 (38.89%) Test Scripting
4 28 (25.93%) Automated Testing
5 22 (20.37%) Scrum
6 20 (18.52%) Test Strategy
6 20 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 19 (17.59%) Mentoring
8 18 (16.67%) Test Management
9 15 (13.89%) Time Management
10 14 (12.96%) Information Assurance
10 14 (12.96%) Security Testing
11 13 (12.04%) Change Management
12 12 (11.11%) ITIL
12 12 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 12 (11.11%) Coaching
13 11 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (10.19%) Project Management
14 10 (9.26%) Web Testing
14 10 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (37.04%) SQL
2 12 (11.11%) C#
3 8 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.85%) Python
4 2 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (66.67%) ISEB
2 40 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (28.70%) Degree
4 7 (6.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (43.52%) QA
2 15 (13.89%) FATCA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.37%) Oracle
3 6 (5.56%) VMware
4 3 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) Capita
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.93%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.93%) Aquila
6 1 (0.93%) Alterian
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
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