The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 149 162 156
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 31 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.96% 0.76% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 2.91% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 9
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £18,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
910 1065 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.50% 25.94% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 752 908 711
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 3 £23,500 -
Stockport - 2 - -
Altrincham - 1 £55,000 -
Salford - 1 £40,500 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 69 (76.67%) ISEB
2 41 (45.56%) Software Testing
3 39 (43.33%) SQL
4 29 (32.22%) QA
5 26 (28.89%) Microsoft
6 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (23.33%) Degree
8 20 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 19 (21.11%) Automated Testing
9 19 (21.11%) C#
10 18 (20.00%) Finance
10 18 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 17 (18.89%) Selenium
11 17 (18.89%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (17.78%) Java
13 15 (16.67%) HP
13 15 (16.67%) Scrum
13 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 14 (15.56%) .NET
15 13 (14.44%) Load Testing
16 12 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
17 11 (12.22%) VB
17 11 (12.22%) Project Management
18 10 (11.11%) UNIX
18 10 (11.11%) Test Management
19 9 (10.00%) Statistics
19 9 (10.00%) E-Procurement
20 8 (8.89%) Python
20 8 (8.89%) HTML
20 8 (8.89%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (1.11%) IIS
1 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Selenium
2 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.56%) TestDirector
3 4 (4.44%) JIRA
4 3 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.33%) JMeter
4 3 (3.33%) Subversion
4 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.22%) JUnit
5 2 (2.22%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.22%) Hudson
5 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.11%) QALoad
6 1 (1.11%) Firebug
6 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.11%) TestPartner
6 1 (1.11%) SilkPerformer
General
1 18 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Military
3 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (42.22%) Analyst
1 38 (42.22%) Test Analyst
2 22 (24.44%) Senior Analyst
2 22 (24.44%) Senior Test Analyst
3 19 (21.11%) Tester
4 14 (15.56%) Test Engineer
5 9 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.89%) Software Tester
7 7 (7.78%) Junior
8 6 (6.67%) Senior Tester
8 6 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Junior Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.33%) Consultant
10 3 (3.33%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.33%) Trainer
10 3 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) HTML
3 5 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (4.44%) Flash
5 3 (3.33%) CSS
6 2 (2.22%) SOAP
6 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (2.22%) jQuery
7 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.11%) Web Services
7 1 (1.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Statistics
2 3 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.11%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) UNIX
2 6 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (4.44%) Android
3 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.11%) Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.56%) Software Testing
2 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 19 (21.11%) Automated Testing
5 18 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Scrum
6 15 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 13 (14.44%) Load Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
9 11 (12.22%) Project Management
10 10 (11.11%) Test Management
11 9 (10.00%) E-Procurement
12 8 (8.89%) Web Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Agile Testing
13 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
13 7 (7.78%) TDD
14 6 (6.67%) BDD
15 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (5.56%) Performance Testing
16 4 (4.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (43.33%) SQL
2 19 (21.11%) C#
3 16 (17.78%) Java
4 11 (12.22%) VB
5 8 (8.89%) Python
6 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.67%) C
7 5 (5.56%) C++
8 4 (4.44%) Perl
8 4 (4.44%) Ruby
9 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (76.67%) ISEB
2 21 (23.33%) Degree
3 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (32.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (5.56%) VMware
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle
5 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.11%) ION Trading
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago