The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 124 141
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 64 59 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.55% 1.71% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.98% 6.90% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 54 54 41
Median salary £30,250 £33,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £27,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,914 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 917 855 816
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 22.18% 24.75% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 780 735 688
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Manchester.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -11 5 £37,500 +3.44% 2
Bury -5 2 £25,000 -24.24%
Altrincham -9 2 £42,500 +22.30%
Wigan - 1 £45,000 -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 99 (81.15%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (65.57%) Test Automation
3 77 (63.11%) ISEB
4 71 (58.20%) Test Scripting
5 48 (39.34%) Java
6 46 (37.70%) Selenium
7 41 (33.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 37 (30.33%) Python
9 33 (27.05%) QA
9 33 (27.05%) SQL
9 33 (27.05%) Cucumber
10 32 (26.23%) Windows
11 31 (25.41%) Degree
12 30 (24.59%) SDLC
13 28 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (22.95%) C#
14 27 (22.13%) Scrum
15 26 (21.31%) Ruby
15 26 (21.31%) Microsoft
16 25 (20.49%) Software Testing
17 23 (18.85%) Linux
18 22 (18.03%) Retail
18 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
19 21 (17.21%) Finance
20 20 (16.39%) Manual Testing
21 19 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
21 19 (15.57%) Test Strategy
21 19 (15.57%) Banking
22 18 (14.75%) BDD
22 18 (14.75%) HP Quality Center

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.82%) CMS
1 1 (0.82%) Confluence
1 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) Big Data
3 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (37.70%) Selenium
2 33 (27.05%) Cucumber
3 17 (13.93%) Jenkins
3 17 (13.93%) JIRA
3 17 (13.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (12.30%) JMeter
5 12 (9.84%) LoadRunner
6 11 (9.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (6.56%) Gatling
8 7 (5.74%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.28%) TestRail
10 3 (2.46%) Gradle
10 3 (2.46%) NUnit
10 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.46%) Subversion
10 3 (2.46%) TestNG
11 2 (1.64%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.64%) Hudson
11 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (18.03%) Retail
2 21 (17.21%) Finance
3 19 (15.57%) Banking
4 10 (8.20%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.10%) Back Office
7 4 (3.28%) Marketing
8 3 (2.46%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.46%) Electronics
8 3 (2.46%) Games
8 3 (2.46%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 70 (57.38%) Analyst
2 68 (55.74%) Test Analyst
3 34 (27.87%) Test Engineer
4 24 (19.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 22 (18.03%) Software Analyst
5 22 (18.03%) Software Test Analyst
6 17 (13.93%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (13.11%) Tester
8 13 (10.66%) Graduate
8 13 (10.66%) Graduate Analyst
8 13 (10.66%) Graduate Test Analyst
9 11 (9.02%) QA Analyst
10 10 (8.20%) Graduate Software Analyst
10 10 (8.20%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
11 9 (7.38%) Developer
11 9 (7.38%) QA Engineer
11 9 (7.38%) QA Test Analyst
12 8 (6.56%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (6.56%) Graduate Software Developer
12 8 (6.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) HTML
2 10 (8.20%) XML
3 8 (6.56%) .NET
3 8 (6.56%) Web Services
4 5 (4.10%) CSS
5 4 (3.28%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.46%) DOM
6 3 (2.46%) Silverlight
6 3 (2.46%) SOAP
7 2 (1.64%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.64%) HTML5
7 2 (1.64%) jQuery
7 2 (1.64%) WSDL
7 2 (1.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.66%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.38%) User Experience
4 8 (6.56%) iPad
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.10%) PlayStation
6 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.46%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.82%) EPoS
9 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.23%) Windows
2 23 (18.85%) Linux
3 3 (2.46%) Android
3 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.82%) Unix
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (81.15%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (65.57%) Test Automation
3 71 (58.20%) Test Scripting
4 30 (24.59%) SDLC
5 28 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (22.13%) Scrum
7 25 (20.49%) Software Testing
8 20 (16.39%) Manual Testing
9 19 (15.57%) Test Strategy
9 19 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (14.75%) BDD
11 15 (12.30%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (11.48%) Regression Testing
12 14 (11.48%) TDD
13 13 (10.66%) Process Management
14 12 (9.84%) Exploratory Testing
15 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
16 9 (7.38%) Defect Tracking
17 8 (6.56%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (39.34%) Java
2 37 (30.33%) Python
3 33 (27.05%) SQL
4 28 (22.95%) C#
5 26 (21.31%) Ruby
6 16 (13.11%) C++
7 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.10%) C
9 4 (3.28%) VB
9 4 (3.28%) VBScript
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
10 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.46%) XPath
11 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 77 (63.11%) ISEB
2 41 (33.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (25.41%) Degree
4 22 (18.03%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.30%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) HND
6 4 (3.28%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (27.05%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (14.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.82%) Kibana
2 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Oracle
3 14 (11.48%) HP
4 4 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (0.82%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.82%) Progress
5 1 (0.82%) Sage
5 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.82%) Sitecore
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