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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 110 147
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 72 70 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.72% 1.88% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.75% 7.93% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 66 69 37
Average salary £39,500 £29,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.89% -3.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £21,300 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
1066 883 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.44% 23.76% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 909 791 963
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Bolton +11 8 £33,000 +37.50% 1
Altrincham +2 5 £37,500 +25.00%
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 89 (69.53%) ISEB
2 64 (50.00%) Finance
2 64 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 48 (37.50%) SQL
3 48 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (33.59%) QA
4 43 (33.59%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 40 (31.25%) Test Strategy
6 39 (30.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 35 (27.34%) ITIL
7 35 (27.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (25.78%) Degree
9 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
9 30 (23.44%) Test Management
10 29 (22.66%) Migration
11 26 (20.31%) Project Management
11 26 (20.31%) Selenium
11 26 (20.31%) Time Management
12 23 (17.97%) Oracle
13 21 (16.41%) Change Management
13 21 (16.41%) Test Scripting
13 21 (16.41%) Automation Testing
14 20 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
14 20 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (14.84%) PRINCE
15 19 (14.84%) Test Automation
16 18 (14.06%) Service Management
17 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
17 17 (13.28%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Office
2 7 (5.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (7.81%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.78%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) FTP
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 35 (27.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (20.31%) Selenium
3 20 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (7.81%) TestDirector
5 6 (4.69%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.13%) JIRA
7 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.78%) UltraEdit
8 1 (0.78%) Sahi
8 1 (0.78%) RSpec
8 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 64 (50.00%) Finance
2 15 (11.72%) Retail
3 13 (10.16%) Banking
4 7 (5.47%) Front Office
4 7 (5.47%) Back Office
5 2 (1.56%) Games
5 2 (1.56%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (32.81%) Test Manager
2 31 (24.22%) Test Analyst
2 31 (24.22%) Analyst
3 17 (13.28%) Test Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Software Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Software Test Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 11 (8.59%) Defect Manager
6 11 (8.59%) Tester
7 10 (7.81%) Senior Manager
7 10 (7.81%) Senior Test Manager
8 9 (7.03%) Environment Manager
9 8 (6.25%) Consultant
10 7 (5.47%) IT Consultant
10 7 (5.47%) Implementation Consultant
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Software Tester
11 4 (3.13%) Automated Test Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.16%) Web Services
2 8 (6.25%) HTML
3 7 (5.47%) .NET
3 7 (5.47%) CSS
3 7 (5.47%) HTML5
3 7 (5.47%) CSS3
4 6 (4.69%) XML
5 2 (1.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.59%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Interactive TV
4 2 (1.56%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.78%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.28%) Windows
2 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) UNIX
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 48 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.25%) Automated Testing
3 40 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 35 (27.34%) ITIL
5 30 (23.44%) Test Management
6 29 (22.66%) Migration
7 26 (20.31%) Project Management
7 26 (20.31%) Time Management
8 21 (16.41%) Test Scripting
8 21 (16.41%) Automation Testing
8 21 (16.41%) Change Management
9 20 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (14.84%) PRINCE
10 19 (14.84%) Test Automation
11 18 (14.06%) Service Management
12 17 (13.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (13.28%) Waterfall
13 16 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 15 (11.72%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.81%) Perl
2 10 (7.81%) C#
2 10 (7.81%) Python
3 9 (7.03%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.69%) VB
5 3 (2.34%) Java
6 2 (1.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) C++
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 89 (69.53%) ISEB
2 39 (30.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 33 (25.78%) Degree
4 12 (9.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (33.59%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) FATCA
2 3 (2.34%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.97%) Oracle
3 17 (13.28%) VMware
4 8 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) Aquila
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