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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 65 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.89% 1.24% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.27% 4.63% 5.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 11
Median salary £42,500 £22,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+88.88% -25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
151 216 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.35% 26.70% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 129 182 186
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £22,140 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Northamptonshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +3 1 £39,500 +75.55%
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 32 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) Functional Testing
3 14 (43.75%) Problem Management
3 14 (43.75%) Load Testing
3 14 (43.75%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) IBM
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
4 13 (40.63%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (40.63%) System Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
4 13 (40.63%) Gherkin
4 13 (40.63%) Mentoring
4 13 (40.63%) Coaching
5 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
5 5 (15.63%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
5 5 (15.63%) BDD
5 5 (15.63%) Degree
5 5 (15.63%) Selenium
5 5 (15.63%) TDD
5 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Eclipse

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (40.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.63%) Cucumber
2 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
2 5 (15.63%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Test Leader
2 14 (43.75%) Quality Manager
2 14 (43.75%) Test Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Functional Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Load Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Problem Management
3 13 (40.63%) Automated Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Coaching
3 13 (40.63%) Mentoring
3 13 (40.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (40.63%) System Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Test Strategy
4 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
4 5 (15.63%) BDD
4 5 (15.63%) Software Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (15.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) IBM
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft