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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 48 41
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.44% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.70% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
54 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 14.44% 11.79% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 18
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% +17.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Web Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Data Management
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) VersionOne
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) VersionOne
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Software Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Web Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Web Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Web Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification