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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 132 112 162
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +50
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 68 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 1.82% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.21% 7.36% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 54 67 24
Average salary £43,250 £30,000 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.16% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £19,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,450 £46,750
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
1030 924 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.74% 24.72% 25.33%
Number of salaries quoted 852 828 826
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 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 31 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
(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
Altrincham +2 12 £37,500 +25.00%
Bolton +5 4 £29,750 +23.95% 1
Salford -3 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £42,500 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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 67 (67.00%) ISEB
2 61 (61.00%) Software Testing
3 49 (49.00%) Finance
4 38 (38.00%) SQL
5 32 (32.00%) Automated Testing
6 29 (29.00%) QA
7 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (26.00%) Test Strategy
9 25 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (24.00%) Degree
11 23 (23.00%) Migration
11 23 (23.00%) Test Management
11 23 (23.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (22.00%) ITIL
13 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
13 19 (19.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 18 (18.00%) Project Management
15 17 (17.00%) Test Scripting
16 15 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (15.00%) Automation Testing
16 15 (15.00%) Windows
16 15 (15.00%) Selenium
17 14 (14.00%) Time Management
17 14 (14.00%) Test Automation
18 13 (13.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
18 13 (13.00%) QuickTest Pro
19 12 (12.00%) HP
19 12 (12.00%) Service Management
19 12 (12.00%) Change Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Office
2 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) FTP
2 1 (1.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (23.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (15.00%) Selenium
3 13 (13.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (6.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.00%) TestDirector
6 3 (3.00%) JIRA
7 2 (2.00%) WATIR
7 2 (2.00%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.00%) WatiN
7 2 (2.00%) UltraEdit
8 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.00%) ClearCase
General
1 49 (49.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Back Office
2 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.00%) Front Office
4 6 (6.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Billing
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Analyst
1 31 (31.00%) Test Analyst
2 30 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 14 (14.00%) Test Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Tester
4 11 (11.00%) Software Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) IT Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) Implementation Consultant
7 4 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (3.00%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Environment Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.00%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.00%) Defect Manager
8 3 (3.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) HTML
2 7 (7.00%) CSS
2 7 (7.00%) XML
2 7 (7.00%) HTML5
2 7 (7.00%) CSS3
3 6 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (2.00%) .NET
4 2 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (1.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.00%) Statistics
3 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.00%) Open Source
4 2 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.00%) BBC
5 1 (1.00%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.00%) PMI
5 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.00%) Software Testing
2 32 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (26.00%) Test Strategy
5 23 (23.00%) Test Management
5 23 (23.00%) Migration
6 22 (22.00%) ITIL
7 18 (18.00%) Project Management
8 17 (17.00%) Test Scripting
9 15 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (15.00%) Automation Testing
10 14 (14.00%) Time Management
10 14 (14.00%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.00%) Manual Testing
11 12 (12.00%) Service Management
11 12 (12.00%) Change Management
11 12 (12.00%) Scrum
12 11 (11.00%) Release Management
12 11 (11.00%) Load Testing
12 11 (11.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (38.00%) SQL
2 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (10.00%) Perl
2 10 (10.00%) Python
3 9 (9.00%) VB
3 9 (9.00%) C#
4 3 (3.00%) Java
4 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (67.00%) ISEB
2 24 (24.00%) Degree
3 19 (19.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (13.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) CSQA
7 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) HP
3 9 (9.00%) Oracle
4 5 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.00%) Aquila
5 1 (1.00%) IBM
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