The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.42% 1.06% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 4.52% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 2
Average salary £35,000 £29,350 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.25% -16.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
ISTQB
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
305 155 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 33.22% 23.52% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 268 137 228
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -8 11 £35,000 +35.92%
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 16 (72.73%) QA
2 13 (59.09%) Test Management
2 13 (59.09%) V-Model
2 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
3 12 (54.55%) Project Management
4 11 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 8 (36.36%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) Ruby
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (13.64%) Selenium
8 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
8 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (9.09%) C#
9 2 (9.09%) SQL
9 2 (9.09%) Oracle
9 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL
9 2 (9.09%) Python
9 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 2 (9.09%) ITSM
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) WATIR

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Sahi
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (9.09%) WATIR
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Test Analyst
1 16 (72.73%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Junior
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (4.55%) Velocity
1 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Management
1 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
1 13 (59.09%) V-Model
2 12 (54.55%) Project Management
3 11 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) ITSM
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Extreme Programming
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) F#
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Cognizant
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