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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 145 156 164
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 34 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.87% 0.77% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 3.26% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 14
Average salary £28,500 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £52,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
894 981 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.88% 23.45% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 706 856 755
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,575 £25,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stockport - 9 £34,000 - 2
Bolton - 6 £27,750 - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 56 (76.71%) ISEB
2 38 (52.05%) Software Testing
3 32 (43.84%) SQL
4 21 (28.77%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.40%) Test Automation
6 18 (24.66%) Automated Testing
6 18 (24.66%) QA
6 18 (24.66%) Finance
7 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
8 16 (21.92%) HP
8 16 (21.92%) Degree
8 16 (21.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (17.81%) Scrum
9 13 (17.81%) Project Management
9 13 (17.81%) Windows
9 13 (17.81%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (16.44%) Statistics
10 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Load Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Selenium
11 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (13.70%) UNIX
13 9 (12.33%) C#
13 9 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (10.96%) VB
14 8 (10.96%) MS Office
14 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
14 8 (10.96%) Test Management
15 7 (9.59%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (2.74%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Office
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (1.37%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) FTP
1 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) DB2
2 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Selenium
2 4 (5.48%) Bugzilla
2 4 (5.48%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.11%) JMeter
3 3 (4.11%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.74%) WATIR
4 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.74%) JUnit
4 2 (2.74%) UltraEdit
4 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.74%) WatiN
4 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.37%) Hudson
5 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.37%) Firebug
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Military
3 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Test Analyst
1 30 (41.10%) Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Senior Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Senior Test Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Test Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Tester
5 6 (8.22%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Software Tester
5 6 (8.22%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Trainer
6 5 (6.85%) Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Test Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.74%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (2.74%) Performance Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.74%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) XML
2 2 (2.74%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) J2EE
3 1 (1.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Statistics
2 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.74%) Social Media
2 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.37%) PMI
3 1 (1.37%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.81%) Windows
2 10 (13.70%) UNIX
3 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.48%) Android
4 3 (4.11%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Software Testing
2 21 (28.77%) Test Scripting
3 20 (27.40%) Test Automation
4 18 (24.66%) Automated Testing
5 13 (17.81%) Scrum
5 13 (17.81%) Project Management
5 13 (17.81%) Technical Analysis
6 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Load Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
8 9 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Test Management
10 7 (9.59%) Change Management
10 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Time Management
11 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
13 4 (5.48%) Validation
14 3 (4.11%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) C#
3 8 (10.96%) VB
4 3 (4.11%) Java
5 2 (2.74%) Python
5 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.74%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (76.71%) ISEB
2 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 16 (21.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MBA
6 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.37%) CSQA
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.66%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) HP
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.11%) VMware
4 1 (1.37%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) ION Trading
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 20 days ago