Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 187 153
Rank change year-on-year -49 -34 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 65 97 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.81% 1.30% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 5.91% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 50 93 113
Manchester median annual salary £30,500 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.58% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £21,475 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £33,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year -10.67% +2.74% +4.29%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1723 1642 1837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.55% 21.98% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1388 1382 1432
Manchester median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.26%

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
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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -1 13 £37,500 -31.82% 1
Cheadle - 2 £24,750 -
Oldham - 2 - -
Bury +3 1 £25,000 -24.24% 1
Bolton -3 1 £27,500 -9.54%
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 41 (63.08%) ISEB
1 41 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) Test Automation
3 27 (41.54%) Java
3 27 (41.54%) Degree
3 27 (41.54%) JIRA
4 26 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 25 (38.46%) SQL
6 22 (33.85%) QA
7 20 (30.77%) Test Scripting
8 19 (29.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (26.15%) Selenium
9 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
10 16 (24.62%) C#
11 14 (21.54%) Regression Testing
12 13 (20.00%) Manual Testing
12 13 (20.00%) Scrum
12 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (20.00%) SDLC
13 10 (15.38%) Retail
13 10 (15.38%) Finance
13 10 (15.38%) .NET
13 10 (15.38%) XML
14 9 (13.85%) Python
14 9 (13.85%) Windows
14 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
15 8 (12.31%) User Experience
15 8 (12.31%) Test Management
15 8 (12.31%) Cucumber

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 2 (3.08%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (41.54%) JIRA
2 17 (26.15%) Selenium
3 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.31%) TestRail
4 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.23%) Ranorex
5 6 (9.23%) SoapUI
5 6 (9.23%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.69%) Bugzilla
6 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.69%) Subversion
7 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.15%) Zephyr
8 3 (4.62%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.62%) Robot Framework
8 3 (4.62%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.08%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.08%) JMeter
9 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
9 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
1 10 (15.38%) Retail
2 7 (10.77%) Automotive
3 6 (9.23%) Games
4 3 (4.62%) French Language
4 3 (4.62%) German Language
4 3 (4.62%) Italian Language
4 3 (4.62%) Japanese Language
5 2 (3.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Analyst
1 35 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 16 (24.62%) Tester
3 10 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 9 (13.85%) Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Graduate
4 9 (13.85%) Software Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Software Test Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Graduate Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Graduate Test Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Analyst Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Developer Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Graduate Analyst Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Graduate Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Graduate Software Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Graduate Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Programme Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
1 10 (15.38%) XML
2 8 (12.31%) HTML
3 6 (9.23%) Web Services
4 5 (7.69%) SOAP
5 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.62%) CSS
5 3 (4.62%) HTML5
6 2 (3.08%) WSDL
6 2 (3.08%) XSD
7 1 (1.54%) DOM
7 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
3 8 (12.31%) User Experience
4 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.08%) EPoS
6 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.54%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) iPad
6 1 (1.54%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Android
2 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (49.23%) Test Automation
3 26 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 20 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 14 (21.54%) Regression Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 13 (20.00%) Scrum
6 13 (20.00%) SDLC
7 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
8 8 (12.31%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (12.31%) Issue Tracking
8 8 (12.31%) Test Management
9 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
9 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.77%) System Testing
9 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.23%) User Stories
11 5 (7.69%) BDD
11 5 (7.69%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) Java
2 25 (38.46%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 16 (24.62%) C#
5 9 (13.85%) Python
6 8 (12.31%) PHP
7 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
8 6 (9.23%) C
8 6 (9.23%) C++
8 6 (9.23%) Ruby
9 5 (7.69%) VB
10 4 (6.15%) VBScript
11 3 (4.62%) XPath
12 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 41 (63.08%) ISEB
2 27 (41.54%) Degree
3 19 (29.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) HNC
4 2 (3.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.85%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (3.08%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) Sage
3 3 (4.62%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) Cognos
4 2 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.54%) hybris
5 1 (1.54%) Progress