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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 30 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.00% 1.64% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.77% 12.28% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £250 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
47 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.67% 13.32% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 25
Average daily rate £400 £365 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £17.50 £13.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +29.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +11 2 - -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) Web Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) WSDL
6 1 (12.50%) SSL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) VersionOne
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Software Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Web Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Web Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WinForms
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Web Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft