The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 50 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.56% 0.60% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 4.26% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £413 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
ISTQB
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
74 47 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.83% 14.03% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 26 32
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £16.63 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.13 £18.52 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Northamptonshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 £338 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL