Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 140 137
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.18% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.85% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 11
Manchester median daily rate £338 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% +10.71% -15.15%
10th Percentile £316 £193 £250
90th Percentile £349 £453 £488
North West median daily rate £338 £300 £280
% change year-on-year +12.50% +7.14% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 413 486 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.10% 16.17% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 288 260
Manchester median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +4.53%
10th Percentile £184 £221 £237
90th Percentile £618 £604 £521
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 9
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.90% +65.71% +34.62%
10th Percentile £13.36 £19.00 £14.20
90th Percentile £56.25 £43.00 £48.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +39.33%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sale - 1 £350 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (60.00%) Conflict Management
3 3 (60.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) SUSE
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic Integration
3 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
3 3 (60.00%) HPUX
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (60.00%) MS Access
3 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 3 (60.00%) FTP

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) HPUX
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) SUSE
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Conflict Management
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 3 (60.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (20.00%) SAP