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 3 months to 22 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 85 87
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 0.87% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 6.13% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Median daily rate £230 £308 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +26.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £297 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £400 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 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 208 261 276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.11% 14.24% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 127 122
Median daily rate £425 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £263 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Manchester over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Oldham - 2 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (25.00%) QAComplete
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Swedish Language
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET

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 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) QAComplete
2 2 (25.00%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft