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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.68% 1.06% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.70% 4.00% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 2
Average salary £35,000 £25,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.92% -26.42%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,154
% change year-on-year
- -0.43%
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
234 100 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 35.78% 26.53% 44.99%
Number of salaries quoted 213 95 195
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £57,500 £51,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Northampton

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (93.75%) QA
2 12 (75.00%) Test Management
2 12 (75.00%) V-Model
3 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 11 (68.75%) Waterfall
3 11 (68.75%) Business Process Mapping
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) WATIR
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) F#
5 2 (12.50%) Sahi
5 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Jasmine
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (12.50%) WATIR
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) Sahi
1 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 2 (12.50%) Jasmine
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Test Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Management
1 12 (75.00%) V-Model
2 11 (68.75%) Waterfall
2 11 (68.75%) Project Management
2 11 (68.75%) Business Process Mapping
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Ruby
1 2 (12.50%) F#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (93.75%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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