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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 106 128 137
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 68 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.97% 1.69% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.34% 6.15% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 57 64 42
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,250 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
885 1106 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.88% 27.50% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 683 936 810
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
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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
Altrincham +10 6 £24,000 -38.06% 1
Stockport - 5 £31,500 - 3
Bolton +14 2 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Oldham - 2 £38,750 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 92 (69.70%) ISEB
2 84 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (53.79%) QA
4 48 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 41 (31.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (31.06%) Test Scripting
6 40 (30.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (25.76%) Performance Testing
8 33 (25.00%) System Testing
9 32 (24.24%) Selenium
9 32 (24.24%) SQL
10 30 (22.73%) C#
11 29 (21.97%) Scrum
12 24 (18.18%) JIRA
13 23 (17.42%) Automated Testing
14 22 (16.67%) Java
15 21 (15.91%) Windows
15 21 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (15.15%) Finance
17 19 (14.39%) Web Services
17 19 (14.39%) Test Automation
17 19 (14.39%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (14.39%) Mentoring
18 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
18 18 (13.64%) SDLC
19 17 (12.88%) Degree
20 16 (12.12%) HP UFT
20 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
20 16 (12.12%) Manual Testing
20 16 (12.12%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (3.03%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.52%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
1 2 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 32 (24.24%) Selenium
2 24 (18.18%) JIRA
3 21 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (12.12%) HP UFT
5 8 (6.06%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.03%) Appium
6 4 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.03%) FishEye
6 4 (3.03%) MSTest
6 4 (3.03%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.52%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.52%) Toad
9 1 (0.76%) Gradle
9 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.76%) NUnit
9 1 (0.76%) TestNG
9 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Retail
3 12 (9.09%) Banking
4 7 (5.30%) Legal
5 5 (3.79%) Games
6 4 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (3.03%) Law
7 3 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.76%) Marketing
9 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (45.45%) Analyst
2 57 (43.18%) Test Analyst
3 52 (39.39%) Tester
4 26 (19.70%) Software Tester
5 16 (12.12%) Automated Tester
6 14 (10.61%) Agile Tester
7 13 (9.85%) Test Manager
8 12 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 12 (9.09%) Senior Tester
9 11 (8.33%) Lead Tester
9 11 (8.33%) Software Analyst
9 11 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
10 10 (7.58%) Agile Test Analyst
10 10 (7.58%) Automation Tester
10 10 (7.58%) QA Tester
11 9 (6.82%) Systems Tester
12 8 (6.06%) Test Leader
13 7 (5.30%) QA Leader
13 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (5.30%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.39%) Web Services
2 8 (6.06%) XML
3 7 (5.30%) .NET
4 4 (3.03%) REST
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.76%) CSS
5 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.30%) EPoS
3 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.03%) PMI
5 3 (2.27%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Apple iOS
3 11 (8.33%) Android
4 10 (7.58%) Linux
5 4 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 41 (31.06%) Test Scripting
3 41 (31.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (25.76%) Performance Testing
5 33 (25.00%) System Testing
6 29 (21.97%) Scrum
7 23 (17.42%) Automated Testing
8 19 (14.39%) Mentoring
8 19 (14.39%) Test Automation
9 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
9 18 (13.64%) SDLC
10 16 (12.12%) Manual Testing
10 16 (12.12%) Waterfall
11 14 (10.61%) V-Model
12 13 (9.85%) Regression Testing
13 12 (9.09%) Functional Testing
13 12 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (7.58%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.24%) SQL
2 30 (22.73%) C#
3 22 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (3.03%) Python
4 4 (3.03%) Ruby
5 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (69.70%) ISEB
2 40 (30.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (12.88%) Degree
4 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (53.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (14.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (3.03%) Citrix
1 4 (3.03%) Telerik
2 2 (1.52%) HP
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.52%) OpenText
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle
2 2 (1.52%) Siebel
2 2 (1.52%) VMware
3 1 (0.76%) Sage
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £27000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago