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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.16% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.48% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £47,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
149 210 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 24.15% 33.12% 34.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136 194 122
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
1 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CSQA
4 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft