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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 142 148 170
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.11% 0.75% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 3.29% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 41 24 14
Average salary £34,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
953 881 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.43% 22.84% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 734 776 741
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Bolton - 9 £27,500 -
Stockport - 5 £28,500 - 1
Altrincham +5 4 £55,000 +83.33% 2
Salford +1 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 54 (71.05%) ISEB
2 52 (68.42%) Software Testing
3 29 (38.16%) SQL
4 27 (35.53%) Automated Testing
4 27 (35.53%) Finance
5 22 (28.95%) QA
6 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
7 16 (21.05%) HP
7 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 16 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (19.74%) Degree
9 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 13 (17.11%) Windows
10 13 (17.11%) Test Management
11 12 (15.79%) Unit Testing
11 12 (15.79%) Selenium
11 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (15.79%) Scrum
12 11 (14.47%) Project Management
12 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (13.16%) Manual Testing
13 10 (13.16%) Load Testing
14 9 (11.84%) Migration
14 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
15 8 (10.53%) Validation
15 8 (10.53%) ITIL
15 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.53%) MS Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Office
2 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Exstream
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) FTP
2 1 (1.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.32%) DB2
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Selenium
2 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.26%) JIRA
3 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.63%) UltraEdit
4 2 (2.63%) WatiN
4 2 (2.63%) WATIR
4 2 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.32%) Firebug
5 1 (1.32%) Hudson
5 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (35.53%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Back Office
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Front Office
3 3 (3.95%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Military
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Analyst
1 22 (28.95%) Test Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Test Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Test Manager
4 12 (15.79%) Tester
5 10 (13.16%) Software Engineer
5 10 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Trainer
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) Software Tester
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) IT Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Implementation Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.32%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 4 (5.26%) HTML
3 3 (3.95%) CSS
3 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) HTML5
3 3 (3.95%) CSS3
4 1 (1.32%) Flash
4 1 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Statistics
2 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.63%) Social Media
2 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.32%) PMI
3 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.32%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.32%) BBC
3 1 (1.32%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Open Source
3 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) UNIX
3 2 (2.63%) Android
3 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (68.42%) Software Testing
2 27 (35.53%) Automated Testing
3 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 16 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 13 (17.11%) Test Management
6 12 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 12 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Scrum
7 11 (14.47%) Project Management
8 10 (13.16%) Manual Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Load Testing
9 9 (11.84%) Migration
9 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
10 8 (10.53%) Validation
10 8 (10.53%) ITIL
11 7 (9.21%) Change Management
11 7 (9.21%) Automation Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (7.89%) Time Management
12 6 (7.89%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) VB
2 7 (9.21%) C#
3 5 (6.58%) Python
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.58%) Perl
4 2 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (71.05%) ISEB
2 16 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (19.74%) Degree
4 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.32%) CSQA
7 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.32%) MBA
7 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) HP
2 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) IBM
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