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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 124 131
Rank change year-on-year -21 +7  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 60 58 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 1.70% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.53% 6.91% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 49 55 51
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,600 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 919 839 1112
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.47% 24.63% 29.34%
Number of salaries quoted 697 693 899
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Altrincham -10 4 £42,500 +77.08%
Salford - 3 £35,000 -
Stockport 0 1 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Cheadle - 1 £27,500 - 1
ISTQB
North West

ISTQB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 95 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (58.18%) ISEB
3 59 (53.64%) Test Scripting
4 43 (39.09%) Test Automation
5 42 (38.18%) Automated Testing
6 41 (37.27%) Selenium
7 39 (35.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (34.55%) QA
9 32 (29.09%) Python
10 31 (28.18%) Java
11 28 (25.45%) Test Strategy
11 28 (25.45%) Cucumber
12 24 (21.82%) BDD
12 24 (21.82%) Degree
12 24 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (20.91%) C#
14 22 (20.00%) SDLC
15 21 (19.09%) Regression Testing
15 21 (19.09%) Scrum
15 21 (19.09%) Ruby
15 21 (19.09%) Software Testing
15 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
16 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (18.18%) JIRA
17 19 (17.27%) TDD
17 19 (17.27%) SQL
17 19 (17.27%) Windows
18 18 (16.36%) DV Cleared
19 16 (14.55%) Linux
19 16 (14.55%) 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 4 (3.64%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.82%) Big Data
2 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (37.27%) Selenium
2 28 (25.45%) Cucumber
3 20 (18.18%) JIRA
4 15 (13.64%) JMeter
5 12 (10.91%) LoadRunner
6 10 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (5.45%) JUnit
8 5 (4.55%) TestComplete
8 5 (4.55%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.73%) Gatling
10 3 (2.73%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.73%) Subversion
11 2 (1.82%) Hudson
12 1 (0.91%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.91%) Gradle
12 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.91%) TestNG
General
1 11 (10.00%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.36%) Retail
5 6 (5.45%) Banking
6 3 (2.73%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.73%) Billing
7 2 (1.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.91%) Back Office
8 1 (0.91%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 64 (58.18%) Analyst
2 62 (56.36%) Test Analyst
3 24 (21.82%) Test Engineer
4 19 (17.27%) Automation Test Analyst
4 19 (17.27%) Tester
5 17 (15.45%) QA Analyst
5 17 (15.45%) Test Manager
6 15 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
7 13 (11.82%) QA Engineer
8 12 (10.91%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
9 11 (10.00%) Software Tester
10 9 (8.18%) Lead Test Analyst
11 8 (7.27%) Senior Tester
11 8 (7.27%) Test Leader
12 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (6.36%) Senior Test Analyst
13 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
13 6 (5.45%) Software Analyst
13 6 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
1 9 (8.18%) Gherkin
2 6 (5.45%) HTML
3 5 (4.55%) XML
4 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.73%) CSS
5 3 (2.73%) Web Services
6 2 (1.82%) HTML5
6 2 (1.82%) jQuery
7 1 (0.91%) DOM
7 1 (0.91%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.91%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) iPad
2 10 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.73%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.73%) iSeries
6 2 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) EPoS
7 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.27%) Windows
2 16 (14.55%) Linux
3 6 (5.45%) Android
3 6 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Unix
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.64%) Test Scripting
3 43 (39.09%) Test Automation
4 42 (38.18%) Automated Testing
5 28 (25.45%) Test Strategy
6 24 (21.82%) BDD
6 24 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (20.00%) SDLC
8 21 (19.09%) Regression Testing
8 21 (19.09%) Scrum
8 21 (19.09%) Software Testing
9 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (17.27%) TDD
11 16 (14.55%) Exploratory Testing
12 14 (12.73%) Software Engineering
12 14 (12.73%) Test Management
13 13 (11.82%) Automation Testing
13 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
13 13 (11.82%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (10.91%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) Python
2 31 (28.18%) Java
3 23 (20.91%) C#
4 21 (19.09%) Ruby
5 19 (17.27%) SQL
6 13 (11.82%) C++
7 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (58.18%) ISEB
2 39 (35.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (21.82%) Degree
4 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
5 18 (16.36%) DV Cleared
6 10 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.82%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (34.55%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.91%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) HP
2 11 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (0.91%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Bupa
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago