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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.72% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 2.38% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
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
122 126 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 21.86% 23.46% 31.36%
Number of salaries quoted 106 118 139
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Northampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) ISEB
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 11 (84.62%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) Eclipse
3 10 (76.92%) Web Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Automation Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Web Development
5 6 (46.15%) IntelliJ
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 6 (46.15%) J2EE
5 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
5 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
6 5 (38.46%) BDD
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
7 4 (30.77%) Degree
7 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 2 (15.38%) Scrum
9 1 (7.69%) C#
9 1 (7.69%) Linux
9 1 (7.69%) Internet
9 1 (7.69%) SaaS
9 1 (7.69%) Android
9 1 (7.69%) V-Model
9 1 (7.69%) JIRA
9 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) Eclipse
3 6 (46.15%) IntelliJ
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Software Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Software Test Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Automation Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Web Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
4 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
4 6 (46.15%) Web Development
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) Degree