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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 39 41
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.58% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.55% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £213 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-1.15% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +122.22%
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
49 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.03% 12.75% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 28
Median daily rate £369 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £178 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +137.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) VersionOne
3 1 (33.33%) TestRail
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) TestRail
1 1 (33.33%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Software Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Web Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification