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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 135 131 163
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +32
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 56 46 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 1.25% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 5.16% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 47 42 18
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,650 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £46,050
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
972 891 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.15% 24.17% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 768 787 762
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 +4 9 £46,250 +54.16% 1
Bolton +9 7 £27,500 +14.58%
Stockport - 4 £28,500 - 1
Salford -2 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 58 (69.05%) Software Testing
2 55 (65.48%) ISEB
3 40 (47.62%) Finance
4 34 (40.48%) SQL
4 34 (40.48%) Automated Testing
5 22 (26.19%) QA
6 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (23.81%) Migration
7 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 17 (20.24%) Test Management
8 17 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (20.24%) Degree
8 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
8 17 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.86%) HP
10 15 (17.86%) ITIL
11 14 (16.67%) Project Management
11 14 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 13 (15.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (14.29%) Automation Testing
13 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (14.29%) Windows
14 11 (13.10%) Scrum
14 11 (13.10%) Release Management
14 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
14 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
15 10 (11.90%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) FTP
2 1 (1.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.19%) DB2
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.90%) Selenium
3 8 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.38%) WatiN
5 2 (2.38%) UltraEdit
5 2 (2.38%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.38%) WATIR
5 2 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (47.62%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Banking
2 8 (9.52%) Back Office
3 7 (8.33%) Front Office
4 3 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Test Analyst
1 23 (27.38%) Analyst
2 22 (26.19%) Test Manager
3 12 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Tester
5 10 (11.90%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Consultant
6 9 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) IT Consultant
7 7 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Trainer
9 3 (3.57%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.38%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.38%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.38%) Test Team Leader
11 1 (1.19%) Performance Test Consultant
11 1 (1.19%) Performance Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) HTML
2 7 (8.33%) CSS
2 7 (8.33%) XML
2 7 (8.33%) HTML5
2 7 (8.33%) CSS3
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) Flash
5 1 (1.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.14%) Statistics
3 2 (2.38%) Social Media
3 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) BBC
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.19%) PMI
4 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.19%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (69.05%) Software Testing
2 34 (40.48%) Automated Testing
3 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.81%) Migration
4 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 17 (20.24%) Test Management
5 17 (20.24%) Test Strategy
6 15 (17.86%) ITIL
7 14 (16.67%) Project Management
7 14 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 12 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
9 11 (13.10%) Release Management
9 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
10 10 (11.90%) Unit Testing
10 10 (11.90%) Load Testing
11 9 (10.71%) Validation
11 9 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (9.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) SQL
2 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.71%) Perl
3 9 (10.71%) VB
3 9 (10.71%) C#
3 9 (10.71%) Python
4 3 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (65.48%) ISEB
2 17 (20.24%) Degree
3 16 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (15.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) CSQA
6 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.19%) MBA
6 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 15 (17.86%) HP
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) IBM
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 inc bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago