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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 119 123 158
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 57 60 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.64% 1.64% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 5.70% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 54 47 28
Median salary £37,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.61% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,400 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
822 1053 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.71% 28.81% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 702 835 724
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 2 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 2 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
Stockport +13 2 £30,000 -18.36%
Altrincham +8 1 £24,000 -11.11% 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 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 90 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (69.84%) ISEB
3 47 (37.30%) QA
4 43 (34.13%) Software Testing
5 41 (32.54%) Test Scripting
6 35 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (26.19%) Scrum
8 32 (25.40%) Selenium
9 30 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (20.63%) System Testing
11 24 (19.05%) Automated Testing
11 24 (19.05%) JIRA
12 22 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (16.67%) C#
13 21 (16.67%) Performance Testing
14 18 (14.29%) Manual Testing
15 17 (13.49%) Waterfall
15 17 (13.49%) Mentoring
15 17 (13.49%) Finance
16 16 (12.70%) Windows
16 16 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
17 15 (11.90%) V-Model
17 15 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (11.90%) Functional Testing
17 15 (11.90%) SDLC
17 15 (11.90%) Web Services
18 14 (11.11%) Java
18 14 (11.11%) SQL
19 13 (10.32%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (3.17%) CMS
1 4 (3.17%) Confluence
1 4 (3.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (25.40%) Selenium
2 24 (19.05%) JIRA
3 16 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.76%) Appium
5 5 (3.97%) Bugzilla
5 5 (3.97%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.17%) FishEye
6 4 (3.17%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (3.17%) MSTest
6 4 (3.17%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.17%) ReSharper
6 4 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.17%) SonarQube
6 4 (3.17%) Subversion
6 4 (3.17%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.38%) Gradle
7 3 (2.38%) JMeter
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Retail
3 9 (7.14%) Banking
4 7 (5.56%) Legal
5 4 (3.17%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (3.17%) Law
6 3 (2.38%) Games
6 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Marketing
7 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Analyst
1 51 (40.48%) Test Analyst
2 40 (31.75%) Tester
3 26 (20.63%) Software Tester
4 21 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 16 (12.70%) Test Manager
6 14 (11.11%) Test Leader
7 13 (10.32%) Software Analyst
7 13 (10.32%) Software Test Analyst
8 11 (8.73%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (7.14%) Test Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) Agile Tester
10 8 (6.35%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.76%) Senior Tester
11 6 (4.76%) Software QA Tester
11 6 (4.76%) Systems Tester
12 5 (3.97%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) QA Automation Tester
12 5 (3.97%) UAT Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) Web Services
2 9 (7.14%) .NET
2 9 (7.14%) XML
3 8 (6.35%) CSS
3 8 (6.35%) REST
4 7 (5.56%) HTML
5 5 (3.97%) jQuery
6 4 (3.17%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.17%) ADO.NET
6 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (3.17%) HTML5
6 4 (3.17%) JSON
6 4 (3.17%) LINQ
6 4 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (3.17%) WCF
6 4 (3.17%) XML Schema
6 4 (3.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.56%) EPoS
3 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) iPad
4 4 (3.17%) PMI
5 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.70%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.97%) Android
5 4 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.38%) Linux
6 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.13%) Software Testing
3 41 (32.54%) Test Scripting
4 33 (26.19%) Scrum
5 30 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (20.63%) System Testing
7 24 (19.05%) Automated Testing
8 22 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 18 (14.29%) Manual Testing
11 17 (13.49%) Mentoring
11 17 (13.49%) Waterfall
12 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
13 15 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (11.90%) Functional Testing
13 15 (11.90%) SDLC
13 15 (11.90%) V-Model
14 13 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
16 11 (8.73%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) C#
2 14 (11.11%) Java
2 14 (11.11%) SQL
3 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.17%) Python
4 4 (3.17%) Ruby
4 4 (3.17%) XPath
5 3 (2.38%) PHP
6 2 (1.59%) VBScript
7 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (69.84%) ISEB
2 35 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (8.73%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
4 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.59%) PhD
6 1 (0.79%) HNC
6 1 (0.79%) HND
6 1 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (37.30%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) Ektron
2 4 (3.17%) Telerik
2 4 (3.17%) VMware
3 2 (1.59%) Citrix
4 1 (0.79%) HP
4 1 (0.79%) Sage
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Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
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Salary: £19000 per annum
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Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
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Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 + benefits
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Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
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