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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 113 136 169
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +33
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 60 45 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.78% 1.37% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.08% 4.98% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 55 38 19
Median salary £35,000 £31,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -8.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £48,250 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.31% +7.85%
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
848 903 853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.16% 27.49% 22.35%
Number of salaries quoted 738 729 683
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Altrincham +11 3 £33,000 +22.22% 1
Stockport +16 2 £30,000 -18.36%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 94 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (60.33%) ISEB
3 44 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 38 (31.40%) Selenium
5 37 (30.58%) Scrum
6 36 (29.75%) QA
7 35 (28.93%) Software Testing
8 29 (23.97%) C#
9 28 (23.14%) Automated Testing
10 23 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (19.01%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (16.53%) Manual Testing
13 19 (15.70%) Functional Testing
13 19 (15.70%) Java
14 18 (14.88%) SQL
14 18 (14.88%) JIRA
14 18 (14.88%) Test Automation
15 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (14.05%) Mentoring
16 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (13.22%) Windows
17 15 (12.40%) Finance
17 15 (12.40%) Web Services
17 15 (12.40%) Waterfall
17 15 (12.40%) SDLC
18 14 (11.57%) System Testing
18 14 (11.57%) Retail
19 13 (10.74%) V-Model
19 13 (10.74%) BDD

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 (4.13%) CMS
2 4 (3.31%) Confluence
2 4 (3.31%) Node.js
3 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (31.40%) Selenium
2 18 (14.88%) JIRA
3 16 (13.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.44%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.79%) Gradle
5 7 (5.79%) JMeter
5 7 (5.79%) NUnit
5 7 (5.79%) TestNG
6 6 (4.96%) Appium
7 5 (4.13%) Bugzilla
7 5 (4.13%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.13%) Ranorex
7 5 (4.13%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (3.31%) FishEye
8 4 (3.31%) MSTest
8 4 (3.31%) ReSharper
8 4 (3.31%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.31%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.31%) Subversion
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 14 (11.57%) Retail
3 5 (4.13%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Legal
4 3 (2.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Law
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (42.15%) Analyst
2 50 (41.32%) Test Analyst
3 39 (32.23%) Tester
4 27 (22.31%) Software Tester
5 26 (21.49%) Automation Tester
6 16 (13.22%) Test Manager
7 15 (12.40%) Software Analyst
7 15 (12.40%) Software Test Analyst
8 14 (11.57%) Test Leader
9 11 (9.09%) Agile Tester
9 11 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (9.09%) QA Tester
10 9 (7.44%) Test Engineer
11 8 (6.61%) Software QA Tester
12 6 (4.96%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (4.96%) Lead Tester
12 6 (4.96%) QA Automation Tester
12 6 (4.96%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 6 (4.96%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 6 (4.96%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.40%) Web Services
2 12 (9.92%) .NET
2 12 (9.92%) CSS
3 11 (9.09%) HTML
4 10 (8.26%) XML
5 8 (6.61%) REST
6 7 (5.79%) DOM
6 7 (5.79%) Silverlight
7 5 (4.13%) jQuery
8 4 (3.31%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.31%) ADO.NET
8 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.31%) HTML5
8 4 (3.31%) JSON
8 4 (3.31%) LINQ
8 4 (3.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.31%) WCF
8 4 (3.31%) XML Schema
8 4 (3.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.79%) iPad
2 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.13%) EPoS
2 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.31%) PMI
4 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.61%) Android
4 7 (5.79%) Linux
5 6 (4.96%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.31%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 37 (30.58%) Scrum
4 35 (28.93%) Software Testing
5 28 (23.14%) Automated Testing
6 23 (19.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (19.01%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (16.53%) Manual Testing
8 19 (15.70%) Functional Testing
9 18 (14.88%) Test Automation
10 17 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (14.05%) Mentoring
11 15 (12.40%) SDLC
11 15 (12.40%) Waterfall
12 14 (11.57%) System Testing
13 13 (10.74%) Automation Testing
13 13 (10.74%) BDD
13 13 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (10.74%) V-Model
14 11 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.97%) C#
2 19 (15.70%) Java
3 18 (14.88%) SQL
4 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.31%) Python
5 4 (3.31%) Ruby
5 4 (3.31%) XPath
6 3 (2.48%) PHP
7 2 (1.65%) VBScript
8 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (60.33%) ISEB
2 22 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (3.31%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.65%) PhD
5 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) HNC
6 1 (0.83%) HND
6 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (29.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.13%) Telerik
3 4 (3.31%) Ektron
3 4 (3.31%) VMware
4 1 (0.83%) Alterian
4 1 (0.83%) HP
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
4 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
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