Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 138 114
Rank change year-on-year +9 -24 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.50% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 3.26% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 17
Manchester median daily rate £318 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.83% -11.76% +5.43%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £250
90th Percentile £365 £430 £443
North West median daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +3.17% -10.00% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB 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 430 552 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.65% 15.47% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 321 278
Manchester median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £223
90th Percentile £575 £588 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% - -6.93%
10th Percentile £13.52 £12.16 £9.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £33.85 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +40.91% -9.90% +45.33%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
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 within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 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 0 2 £335 -
Stockport +5 1 - - 2
Oldham - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
6 1 (14.29%) COBOL
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) DB2
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Swedish Language
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM

ISTQB
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft