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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 146 143 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 51 49 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 1.25% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.16% 5.12% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 50 45 50
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
828 957 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.15% 24.44% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 697 742 769
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
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 September 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 September 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
Wigan -3 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Bury - 3 £33,000 -
Salford +4 2 £40,500 -10.00%
Altrincham - 1 £37,500 -
Bolton - 1 £30,400 -
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 67 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (56.36%) Test Scripting
3 57 (51.82%) Selenium
4 46 (41.82%) C#
5 43 (39.09%) ISEB
6 42 (38.18%) Scrum
7 35 (31.82%) Automated Testing
8 33 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (29.09%) Test Automation
10 31 (28.18%) Software Testing
11 30 (27.27%) QA
11 30 (27.27%) SQL
12 28 (25.45%) Java
13 24 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (21.82%) Android
13 24 (21.82%) Apple iOS
14 23 (20.91%) Automation Testing
14 23 (20.91%) SDLC
14 23 (20.91%) Windows
15 22 (20.00%) HTML
15 22 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 21 (19.09%) Jenkins
17 20 (18.18%) JavaScript
17 20 (18.18%) CSS
17 20 (18.18%) Linux
18 19 (17.27%) Web Services
18 19 (17.27%) JMeter
18 19 (17.27%) Load Testing
19 18 (16.36%) Silverlight
19 18 (16.36%) NUnit

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 7 (6.36%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 57 (51.82%) Selenium
2 21 (19.09%) Jenkins
3 19 (17.27%) JMeter
4 18 (16.36%) Gradle
4 18 (16.36%) NUnit
4 18 (16.36%) TestNG
5 6 (5.45%) Ranorex
6 4 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.73%) Appium
7 3 (2.73%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.73%) JIRA
7 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.73%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.91%) Gatling
9 1 (0.91%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.91%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.91%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Retail
3 1 (0.91%) Games
3 1 (0.91%) Law
3 1 (0.91%) Legal
3 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.91%) Marketing
3 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (47.27%) Analyst
2 51 (46.36%) Tester
3 49 (44.55%) Test Analyst
4 35 (31.82%) Software Tester
5 24 (21.82%) Automation Tester
6 18 (16.36%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 14 (12.73%) Software Analyst
7 14 (12.73%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (11.82%) Senior Tester
9 11 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 11 (10.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 11 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
10 10 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
10 10 (9.09%) Test Manager
11 9 (8.18%) Lead Tester
11 9 (8.18%) QA Tester
12 8 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (6.36%) Agile Tester
13 7 (6.36%) Senior Software Tester
14 6 (5.45%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.00%) HTML
2 20 (18.18%) CSS
3 19 (17.27%) Web Services
4 18 (16.36%) DOM
4 18 (16.36%) Silverlight
5 15 (13.64%) .NET
6 4 (3.64%) XML
7 3 (2.73%) SOAP
8 2 (1.82%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.91%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.91%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.91%) HTML5
9 1 (0.91%) Node.js
9 1 (0.91%) REST
9 1 (0.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.91%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) iPad
2 12 (10.91%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.82%) Android
1 24 (21.82%) Apple iOS
2 23 (20.91%) Windows
3 20 (18.18%) Linux
4 3 (2.73%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (56.36%) Test Scripting
3 42 (38.18%) Scrum
4 35 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 33 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (29.09%) Test Automation
7 31 (28.18%) Software Testing
8 24 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (20.91%) Automation Testing
9 23 (20.91%) SDLC
10 19 (17.27%) Load Testing
11 18 (16.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (16.36%) Performance Analysis
12 17 (15.45%) Functional Testing
13 16 (14.55%) Test Management
14 15 (13.64%) Manual Testing
15 14 (12.73%) System Testing
16 12 (10.91%) Web Testing
17 11 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (8.18%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.82%) C#
2 30 (27.27%) SQL
3 28 (25.45%) Java
4 20 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (0.91%) Python
6 1 (0.91%) Ruby
6 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (39.09%) ISEB
2 22 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (7.27%) Degree
4 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.82%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.91%) HNC
8 1 (0.91%) HND
8 1 (0.91%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) HP
4 3 (2.73%) Telerik
5 1 (0.91%) Alterian
5 1 (0.91%) Ektron
5 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.91%) VMware
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