Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stockport with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 51 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 1.98% 3.60% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.47% 10.69% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 7
Stockport median annual salary £40,000 £36,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.34% -34.09% +65.41%
10th Percentile £36,750 £30,425 £39,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £39,875 £57,500
Manchester median annual salary £33,750 £30,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.66% -18.67% +1.35%

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 Stockport with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Stockport
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 59 131 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 23.32% 33.68% 17.92%
Number of salaries quoted 55 112 72
Stockport median annual salary £35,000 £40,250 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +5.92% -5.00%
10th Percentile £20,500 £27,550 £28,775
90th Percentile £49,000 £57,950 £47,500
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Stockport

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stockport.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Stockport

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Stockport

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Stockport

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 Stockport region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) FitNesse
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) RAD
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) SQL

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stockport 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (80.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Software Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) RAD
2 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB