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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 129 150 161
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 63 38 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.65% 0.94% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 3.87% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 51 35 24
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1115 982 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 29.23% 24.36% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 899 818 888
Average salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Altrincham -1 2 £38,750 -29.54%
Bolton +1 1 £35,000 +48.93%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 94 (69.63%) ISEB
2 64 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (42.96%) Software Testing
3 58 (42.96%) Finance
4 56 (41.48%) QA
5 52 (38.52%) SQL
6 51 (37.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 44 (32.59%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (28.15%) Selenium
8 38 (28.15%) Test Scripting
9 35 (25.93%) Degree
10 34 (25.19%) Automated Testing
11 33 (24.44%) Test Strategy
12 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
13 28 (20.74%) Time Management
13 28 (20.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 27 (20.00%) Apple iOS
14 27 (20.00%) Android
14 27 (20.00%) Oracle
14 27 (20.00%) ITIL
15 25 (18.52%) Scrum
15 25 (18.52%) Test Management
16 24 (17.78%) Change Management
17 23 (17.04%) Test Automation
18 22 (16.30%) Project Management
18 22 (16.30%) PRINCE
19 21 (15.56%) Banking
19 21 (15.56%) Mentoring
20 20 (14.81%) Retail
21 19 (14.07%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Office
2 5 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (28.15%) Selenium
2 28 (20.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (6.67%) TestDirector
5 4 (2.96%) JIRA
6 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.48%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.48%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.48%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.74%) Sahi
8 1 (0.74%) RSpec
8 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 58 (42.96%) Finance
2 21 (15.56%) Banking
3 20 (14.81%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Games
5 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Law
6 2 (1.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (38.52%) Analyst
1 52 (38.52%) Test Analyst
2 32 (23.70%) Test Manager
3 19 (14.07%) Tester
4 17 (12.59%) Test Leader
5 16 (11.85%) Defect Manager
6 13 (9.63%) Software Tester
7 12 (8.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 11 (8.15%) Senior Manager
8 11 (8.15%) Senior Test Manager
9 9 (6.67%) Environment Manager
9 9 (6.67%) Test Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Software Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (2.96%) Automated Test Analyst
13 3 (2.22%) Junior
13 3 (2.22%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) .NET
2 12 (8.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) XML
3 1 (0.74%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 44 (32.59%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.63%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.22%) Open Source
6 2 (1.48%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.74%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.00%) Android
1 27 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 19 (14.07%) Windows
3 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.48%) Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (47.41%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (42.96%) Software Testing
3 38 (28.15%) Test Scripting
4 34 (25.19%) Automated Testing
5 33 (24.44%) Test Strategy
6 28 (20.74%) Time Management
7 27 (20.00%) ITIL
8 25 (18.52%) Scrum
8 25 (18.52%) Test Management
9 24 (17.78%) Change Management
10 23 (17.04%) Test Automation
11 22 (16.30%) Project Management
11 22 (16.30%) PRINCE
12 21 (15.56%) Mentoring
13 18 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (11.11%) Performance Testing
15 14 (10.37%) Waterfall
15 14 (10.37%) Information Assurance
15 14 (10.37%) Security Testing
15 14 (10.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) C#
3 9 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.22%) Perl
4 3 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) Java
5 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (69.63%) ISEB
2 51 (37.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (25.93%) Degree
4 9 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (41.48%) QA
2 15 (11.11%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (20.00%) Oracle
3 18 (13.33%) VMware
4 4 (2.96%) HP
5 2 (1.48%) Aquila
6 1 (0.74%) VocaLink
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