The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.70% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% - -
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
269 102 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 38.21% 25.25% 47.87%
Number of salaries quoted 253 95 227
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Northampton region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Northampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 17 (85.00%) QA
2 16 (80.00%) Project Management
3 15 (75.00%) V-Model
4 14 (70.00%) Test Management
4 14 (70.00%) Waterfall
4 14 (70.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) WATIR
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
8 2 (10.00%) F#
8 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (10.00%) Degree
8 2 (10.00%) Ruby
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Python
8 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.00%) C#
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (10.00%) Sahi
8 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (10.00%) BDD
8 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
8 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) WATIR
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) Sahi
1 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Analyst
1 17 (85.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Junior
3 1 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Project Management
2 15 (75.00%) V-Model
3 14 (70.00%) Test Management
3 14 (70.00%) Waterfall
3 14 (70.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Service Management
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) F#
1 2 (10.00%) Ruby
1 2 (10.00%) Python
1 2 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (85.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft