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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 133 139 143
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 52 48 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 1.18% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 5.05% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 50 43 30
Average salary £38,750 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
899 950 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.23% 23.26% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 721 735 757
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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
Wigan - 4 £27,500 - 1
Salford +3 3 £45,000 -
Stockport +1 3 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Altrincham +2 1 £36,500 -33.63% 2
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 52 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (54.26%) ISEB
3 48 (51.06%) QA
4 47 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 41 (43.62%) Test Scripting
6 31 (32.98%) SQL
7 30 (31.91%) Degree
8 29 (30.85%) Test Automation
9 28 (29.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (27.66%) Test Management
10 26 (27.66%) Automated Testing
11 23 (24.47%) Selenium
12 21 (22.34%) Finance
12 21 (22.34%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (22.34%) SDLC
13 19 (20.21%) Java
14 18 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (18.09%) Test Strategy
16 16 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (15.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 14 (14.89%) C#
18 14 (14.89%) Windows
19 13 (13.83%) Oracle
19 13 (13.83%) Android
19 13 (13.83%) Apple iOS
20 12 (12.77%) Waterfall
20 12 (12.77%) Mentoring
20 12 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
20 12 (12.77%) JIRA
20 12 (12.77%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (1.06%) Apache
1 1 (1.06%) CMS
1 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
1 1 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (24.47%) Selenium
2 18 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (12.77%) JIRA
4 9 (9.57%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.32%) Bugzilla
6 4 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.13%) UltraEdit
7 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.06%) WebLOAD
8 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.06%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
2 11 (11.70%) Retail
3 10 (10.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.26%) Law
6 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.13%) Games
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (37.23%) Test Manager
2 32 (34.04%) Analyst
3 31 (32.98%) Test Analyst
4 28 (29.79%) Tester
5 17 (18.09%) Software Tester
6 7 (7.45%) Graduate
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Graduate Software Tester
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Tester
8 5 (5.32%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Quality Manager
9 4 (4.26%) QA Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.19%) Lead Tester
10 3 (3.19%) QA Leader
11 2 (2.13%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Automated Tester
11 2 (2.13%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) .NET
2 8 (8.51%) XML
3 7 (7.45%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.32%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.13%) Biotechnology
4 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) NHS
5 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Windows
2 13 (13.83%) Android
2 13 (13.83%) Apple iOS
3 7 (7.45%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 41 (43.62%) Test Scripting
4 29 (30.85%) Test Automation
5 26 (27.66%) Automated Testing
5 26 (27.66%) Test Management
6 21 (22.34%) SDLC
7 17 (18.09%) Test Strategy
8 16 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (15.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (12.77%) Mentoring
10 12 (12.77%) Waterfall
10 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (12.77%) Scrum
10 12 (12.77%) Regression Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Validation
11 11 (11.70%) Migration
12 10 (10.64%) System Testing
12 10 (10.64%) Automation Testing
13 9 (9.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.98%) SQL
2 19 (20.21%) Java
3 14 (14.89%) C#
4 6 (6.38%) PHP
5 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (54.26%) ISEB
2 30 (31.91%) Degree
3 28 (29.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (51.06%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) FATCA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle
2 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.13%) Citrix
3 2 (2.13%) Capita
4 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.06%) Perforce
4 1 (1.06%) Alterian
4 1 (1.06%) HP
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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