Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 144 143
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.27% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 2.19% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 8
Manchester median daily rate £163 £315 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.25% +11.01% -18.93%
10th Percentile £110 £195 £250
90th Percentile £356 £488 £411
North West median daily rate £275 £315 £290
% change year-on-year -12.70% +8.62% +5.45%
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 426 549 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.49% 15.48% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 323 281
Manchester median daily rate £388 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.63% +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £228
90th Percentile £575 £585 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% - -
10th Percentile £13.56 £12.12 £9.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £34.18 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +48.10% -13.99% +54.53%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 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

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 23 November 2017. 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
Bolton - 2 £335 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Games
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Informatics
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 1 (12.50%) ISDN
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) MPLS
1 1 (12.50%) PBX
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Toad
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Games
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle