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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 43 41
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.24% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.22% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £175 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +158.58%
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
33 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.92% 10.92% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 27
Median daily rate £344 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £176 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £10.25 £18.52 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.65% +131.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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