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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 150 117 137
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 71 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 2.01% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.60% 7.43% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 42 63 65
Median salary £38,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £44,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
804 955 1057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.54% 27.09% 24.97%
Number of salaries quoted 676 711 902
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,550 £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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 5 £55,000 +74.60% 1
Altrincham -3 2 £42,500 +37.09% 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.04%) Test Scripting
3 45 (45.92%) Selenium
4 43 (43.88%) Automated Testing
5 38 (38.78%) ISEB
6 32 (32.65%) Test Automation
7 31 (31.63%) C#
8 30 (30.61%) Software Testing
9 29 (29.59%) Scrum
10 28 (28.57%) QA
11 26 (26.53%) SDLC
12 25 (25.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (25.51%) SQL
13 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (21.43%) Regression Testing
15 20 (20.41%) Android
15 20 (20.41%) Apple iOS
16 19 (19.39%) Test Management
16 19 (19.39%) Java
17 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
18 15 (15.31%) .NET
19 14 (14.29%) Test Strategy
20 13 (13.27%) HTML
21 12 (12.24%) JMeter
21 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
21 12 (12.24%) Windows
21 12 (12.24%) Linux
21 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
21 12 (12.24%) iPad

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 5 (5.10%) CMS
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.02%) Big Data
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 45 (45.92%) Selenium
2 12 (12.24%) JMeter
3 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.20%) JIRA
5 9 (9.18%) Gradle
5 9 (9.18%) NUnit
5 9 (9.18%) TestNG
6 8 (8.16%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.08%) JUnit
7 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.08%) TestComplete
7 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.06%) Ranorex
8 3 (3.06%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.04%) Appium
9 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.04%) Gatling
10 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Billing
3 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Electronics
5 1 (1.02%) Games
5 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (51.02%) Analyst
2 48 (48.98%) Test Analyst
3 39 (39.80%) Tester
4 27 (27.55%) Software Tester
5 17 (17.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 16 (16.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 16 (16.33%) Test Manager
7 13 (13.27%) Senior Tester
8 12 (12.24%) Automation Tester
9 10 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (9.18%) Software Analyst
10 9 (9.18%) Software Test Analyst
11 8 (8.16%) QA Analyst
11 8 (8.16%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (8.16%) Senior Software Tester
11 8 (8.16%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
13 6 (6.12%) Lead Tester
13 6 (6.12%) Test Engineer
14 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 13 (13.27%) HTML
3 10 (10.20%) CSS
3 10 (10.20%) Web Services
4 9 (9.18%) DOM
4 9 (9.18%) Silverlight
5 4 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.08%) SOAP
6 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) iPad
2 10 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.06%) iSeries
6 2 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.41%) Android
1 20 (20.41%) Apple iOS
2 12 (12.24%) Linux
2 12 (12.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.04%) Test Scripting
3 43 (43.88%) Automated Testing
4 32 (32.65%) Test Automation
5 30 (30.61%) Software Testing
6 29 (29.59%) Scrum
7 26 (26.53%) SDLC
8 23 (23.47%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 21 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (19.39%) Test Management
11 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
12 14 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.22%) BDD
14 10 (10.20%) Integration Testing
14 10 (10.20%) Load Testing
14 10 (10.20%) Manual Testing
14 10 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
14 10 (10.20%) Web Testing
15 9 (9.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.63%) C#
2 25 (25.51%) SQL
3 19 (19.39%) Java
4 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.14%) Python
6 4 (4.08%) Ruby
7 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (38.78%) ISEB
2 25 (25.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (12.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.22%) Degree
5 10 (10.20%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle
2 5 (5.10%) HP
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.02%) SAP
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