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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 129 148 156
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 47 35 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 0.87% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.62% 3.76% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 45 34 26
Average salary £40,000 £28,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% -1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,688 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.53% -
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
837 931 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.33% 23.21% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 680 733 824
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Salford - 3 £45,000 -
Wigan - 3 £27,500 - 2
Altrincham +7 1 £36,500 -33.63%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 62 (59.62%) Software Testing
2 61 (58.65%) ISEB
3 51 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (46.15%) QA
5 46 (44.23%) Test Scripting
6 33 (31.73%) Finance
7 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (28.85%) Degree
9 28 (26.92%) Automated Testing
9 28 (26.92%) SQL
10 27 (25.96%) Test Management
10 27 (25.96%) SDLC
11 26 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (21.15%) Banking
13 21 (20.19%) Test Automation
13 21 (20.19%) Selenium
14 20 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (18.27%) Test Strategy
16 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
17 15 (14.42%) Java
17 15 (14.42%) Scrum
17 15 (14.42%) Mentoring
17 15 (14.42%) Apple iOS
17 15 (14.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (14.42%) Android
18 14 (13.46%) Security Testing
18 14 (13.46%) FATCA
18 14 (13.46%) Information Assurance
19 13 (12.50%) Oracle
20 12 (11.54%) .NET

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (0.96%) Apache
1 1 (0.96%) CMS
1 1 (0.96%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Selenium
2 20 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.58%) JIRA
4 5 (4.81%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.85%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.85%) UltraEdit
6 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.96%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (31.73%) Finance
2 22 (21.15%) Banking
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.88%) Law
7 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.92%) Games
7 2 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) Analyst
2 38 (36.54%) Test Analyst
3 35 (33.65%) Test Manager
4 25 (24.04%) Tester
5 17 (16.35%) Software Tester
6 9 (8.65%) Graduate
7 7 (6.73%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Graduate Software Tester
10 4 (3.85%) Defect Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.85%) Junior Tester
10 4 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Junior
10 4 (3.85%) Quality Manager
10 4 (3.85%) QA Manager
11 3 (2.88%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.88%) QA Leader
12 2 (1.92%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.54%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (2.88%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.81%) Interactive TV
4 2 (1.92%) Biotechnology
4 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.96%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Android
1 15 (14.42%) Apple iOS
2 12 (11.54%) Windows
3 5 (4.81%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (59.62%) Software Testing
2 51 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (44.23%) Test Scripting
4 28 (26.92%) Automated Testing
5 27 (25.96%) Test Management
5 27 (25.96%) SDLC
6 21 (20.19%) Test Automation
7 19 (18.27%) Test Strategy
8 15 (14.42%) Scrum
8 15 (14.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (14.42%) Mentoring
9 14 (13.46%) Information Assurance
9 14 (13.46%) Security Testing
10 12 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (11.54%) Coaching
11 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.62%) Validation
12 10 (9.62%) ITIL
13 9 (8.65%) Regression Testing
13 9 (8.65%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.92%) SQL
2 15 (14.42%) Java
3 10 (9.62%) C#
4 6 (5.77%) PHP
5 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.96%) C++
6 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (58.65%) ISEB
2 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 30 (28.85%) Degree
4 8 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (46.15%) QA
2 14 (13.46%) FATCA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (2.88%) HP
4 2 (1.92%) Capita
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.96%) Citrix
5 1 (0.96%) Perforce
5 1 (0.96%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £33000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary Circa £35,000 Possibly More for the right Applicant
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
PS Computer
Salary: £38k - £47k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago