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

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 124 141 163
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 59 44 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.71% 1.32% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.91% 5.39% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 54 41 20
Median salary £33,000 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £25,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,914 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
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
854 816 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.76% 24.42% 22.17%
Number of salaries quoted 734 688 713
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Altrincham +8 6 £34,750 +28.70%
Stockport +11 3 £36,250 -1.36%
Bury - 1 £33,000 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 87 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (55.46%) ISEB
3 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
4 42 (35.29%) Selenium
5 36 (30.25%) QA
6 35 (29.41%) Scrum
6 35 (29.41%) C#
7 32 (26.89%) Software Testing
8 28 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 26 (21.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (20.17%) Java
11 24 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (19.33%) SQL
12 23 (19.33%) Test Automation
13 21 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (16.81%) Windows
15 19 (15.97%) Web Services
16 18 (15.13%) Functional Testing
16 18 (15.13%) Mentoring
17 16 (13.45%) Automation Testing
17 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
17 16 (13.45%) CSS
18 15 (12.61%) HTML
18 15 (12.61%) Manual Testing
18 15 (12.61%) System Testing
18 15 (12.61%) SDLC
19 14 (11.76%) Finance
20 13 (10.92%) Jenkins
20 13 (10.92%) Apple iOS

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 5 (4.20%) CMS
2 2 (1.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (35.29%) Selenium
2 13 (10.92%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.08%) JIRA
3 12 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (9.24%) Gradle
4 11 (9.24%) JMeter
4 11 (9.24%) NUnit
4 11 (9.24%) TestNG
5 7 (5.88%) Ranorex
6 5 (4.20%) Appium
6 5 (4.20%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.36%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (3.36%) MSTest
7 4 (3.36%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.36%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.36%) Subversion
8 2 (1.68%) CruiseControl
8 2 (1.68%) FishEye
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Retail
3 4 (3.36%) Legal
4 3 (2.52%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) Analyst
2 45 (37.82%) Test Analyst
3 44 (36.97%) Tester
4 28 (23.53%) Software Tester
5 27 (22.69%) Automation Tester
6 16 (13.45%) Test Leader
7 15 (12.61%) Test Manager
8 14 (11.76%) QA Tester
8 14 (11.76%) Software Analyst
8 14 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
9 11 (9.24%) Senior Tester
10 10 (8.40%) Agile Tester
10 10 (8.40%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 10 (8.40%) Selenium Tester
10 10 (8.40%) Software QA Tester
11 9 (7.56%) Lead Tester
12 8 (6.72%) Java Automation Tester
12 8 (6.72%) QA Automation Tester
12 8 (6.72%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 7 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.97%) Web Services
2 16 (13.45%) CSS
3 15 (12.61%) HTML
4 12 (10.08%) .NET
5 11 (9.24%) DOM
5 11 (9.24%) Silverlight
5 11 (9.24%) XML
6 6 (5.04%) REST
7 5 (4.20%) jQuery
8 4 (3.36%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.36%) ADO.NET
8 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.36%) JSON
8 4 (3.36%) LINQ
8 4 (3.36%) Node.js
8 4 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.36%) WCF
8 4 (3.36%) XML Schema
8 4 (3.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) iPad
3 5 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 13 (10.92%) Apple iOS
3 11 (9.24%) Android
3 11 (9.24%) Linux
4 6 (5.04%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (73.11%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
3 35 (29.41%) Scrum
4 32 (26.89%) Software Testing
5 28 (23.53%) Automated Testing
6 26 (21.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (19.33%) Test Automation
10 18 (15.13%) Functional Testing
10 18 (15.13%) Mentoring
11 16 (13.45%) Automation Testing
12 15 (12.61%) Manual Testing
12 15 (12.61%) SDLC
12 15 (12.61%) System Testing
13 13 (10.92%) Test Strategy
14 12 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (9.24%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (9.24%) Load Testing
15 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.41%) C#
2 24 (20.17%) Java
3 23 (19.33%) SQL
4 16 (13.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.36%) XPath
6 2 (1.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) Python
6 2 (1.68%) Ruby
6 2 (1.68%) VBScript
7 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (55.46%) ISEB
2 21 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (9.24%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.84%) HNC
5 1 (0.84%) HND
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.84%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (30.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.88%) Telerik
3 4 (3.36%) Ektron
3 4 (3.36%) VMware
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle
5 1 (0.84%) Alterian
5 1 (0.84%) HP
5 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
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