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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 45 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.42% 1.37% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.33% 8.33% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
75 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.18% 16.38% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 30
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £516 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
Median hourly rate £16.63 £8.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.58% -49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £8.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.13 £17.50 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -8 3 £338 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) TestNG
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing

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 2 (25.00%) JUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (25.00%) TestNG
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) API Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle