Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Manchester > Stockport
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 55 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 3.58% 1.69% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.61% 9.46% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 12
Stockport median annual salary £36,250 £55,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.09% +65.41% +16.67%
10th Percentile £30,425 £39,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £39,875 £57,500 £37,500
Manchester median annual salary £30,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year -18.67% +1.35% -7.50%

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 132 74 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stockport 33.76% 17.92% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 113 72 115
Stockport median annual salary £40,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.58% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,600 £28,775 £29,250
90th Percentile £57,900 £47,500 £53,750
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%

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

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Stockport

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Stockport over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Stockport

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Stockport region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (78.57%) ISEB
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
5 7 (50.00%) JIRA
5 7 (50.00%) Ranorex
6 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
6 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
7 5 (35.71%) XML
7 5 (35.71%) Automotive
7 5 (35.71%) Degree
7 5 (35.71%) Subversion
7 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
7 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
7 5 (35.71%) API Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (35.71%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (28.57%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) QA
8 4 (28.57%) Selenium
9 3 (21.43%) Validation
9 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Python
9 3 (21.43%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
1 7 (50.00%) Ranorex
2 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) Subversion
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) Robot Framework
4 3 (21.43%) TestComplete
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (35.71%) Automotive
2 3 (21.43%) French Language
2 3 (21.43%) German Language
2 3 (21.43%) Japanese Language
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 9 (64.29%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) Mentoring
4 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (35.71%) API Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
5 5 (35.71%) Issue Tracking
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 4 (28.57%) User Stories
7 3 (21.43%) Process Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 2 (14.29%) OOP
8 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (14.29%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP