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 28 June 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 92 85
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.43% 0.51% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.87% 3.46% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Median daily rate £194 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.37% -1.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £338
% change year-on-year +5.69% -8.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00

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 209 260 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.93% 14.62% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 129 126
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £213 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 17
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £18.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -27.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £12.58 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Service Management
4 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (36.36%) ITSM
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) Informatics
5 3 (27.27%) MPLS
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) VLAN
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) PBX
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (36.36%) ITSM
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Informatics
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) HP
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