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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 94 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 2.81% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £178 £265 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.01% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £223 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £277 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £314 £360
% change year-on-year +5.57% -12.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £109.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +385.55%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 208 249 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.71% 13.97% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 126 112
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £160 - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
North West

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories

ISTQB Foundation Certification
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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VLAN
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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