Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 217 169 189
Rank change year-on-year -48 +20 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 29 15 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.53% 0.48% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 3.50% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 33
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,100 £26,350
25th Percentile £26,563 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,725 £37,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.27% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £46,875 £47,125 £52,500
90th Percentile £49,500 £59,400 £59,000
North West median annual salary £36,225 £37,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year -3.40% +2.04% +5.00%

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 1,208 429 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.97% 13.81% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 767 331 725
10th Percentile £31,764 £31,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £40,125 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +11.70% +4.44%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £83,850 £71,250 £71,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Manchester.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Manchester

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISTQB in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford -5 1 £45,000 -
Oldham - 1 - -
ISTQB
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 26 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 24 (82.76%) Software Testing
3 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (44.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (41.38%) DevOps
6 11 (37.93%) Test Management
6 11 (37.93%) ISEB
7 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 10 (34.48%) Functional Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Scenario Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Java
8 9 (31.03%) Selenium
9 8 (27.59%) QA
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
9 8 (27.59%) Python
9 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
9 8 (27.59%) React
9 8 (27.59%) SDLC
9 8 (27.59%) Go
9 8 (27.59%) Bash
9 8 (27.59%) Azure
10 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
10 7 (24.14%) BDD
11 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.69%) TestRail
11 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
12 5 (17.24%) Jenkins

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 4 (13.79%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Azure
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) TestRail
3 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.24%) JIRA
4 4 (13.79%) Postman
5 3 (10.34%) Cypress.io
5 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.45%) Gradle
7 1 (3.45%) JUnit
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) REST Assured
7 1 (3.45%) Serenity BDD
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (10.34%) Games
1 3 (10.34%) Law
1 3 (10.34%) Social Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Test Engineer
2 13 (44.83%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Tester
5 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Software Tester
7 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Release Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.34%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Test Automation
2 24 (82.76%) Software Testing
3 16 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (44.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (41.38%) DevOps
6 11 (37.93%) Test Management
7 10 (34.48%) Functional Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
9 8 (27.59%) SDLC
10 7 (24.14%) BDD
10 7 (24.14%) Manual Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
12 5 (17.24%) TDD
13 4 (13.79%) Collaborative Working
13 4 (13.79%) Disruptive Innovation
13 4 (13.79%) OO
13 4 (13.79%) Requirements Gathering
13 4 (13.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) Java
3 8 (27.59%) Bash
3 8 (27.59%) Go
3 8 (27.59%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.45%) HNC
4 1 (3.45%) HND
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Atlassian
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) PTC