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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.35% 1.66% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.84% 6.25% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 16
Median salary £39,500 £27,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+43.63% -12.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
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
122 192 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 23.87% 26.63% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 94 176 227
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Northampton region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (100.00%) ISEB
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) System Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Test Strategy
2 13 (72.22%) Gherkin
2 13 (72.22%) Mentoring
2 13 (72.22%) Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
3 5 (27.78%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Test Leader
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Automated Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Coaching
2 13 (72.22%) Mentoring
2 13 (72.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (72.22%) System Testing
2 13 (72.22%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft