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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 16 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.65% 0.16% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 0.62% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
348 161 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 35.91% 25.43% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 312 148 261
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 12 £35,000 -
Kettering - 2 £23,000 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (64.29%) QA
2 17 (60.71%) Project Management
3 16 (57.14%) V-Model
3 16 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 15 (53.57%) Test Management
5 14 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
6 11 (39.29%) ISEB
7 7 (25.00%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
10 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) SQL
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
11 3 (10.71%) BDD
11 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (10.71%) TDD
11 3 (10.71%) Selenium
11 3 (10.71%) Ruby
11 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
12 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
12 2 (7.14%) F#
12 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (7.14%) Sahi
12 2 (7.14%) WebDriver

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Sahi
2 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
2 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (7.14%) WATIR
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Analyst
1 20 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Junior
5 1 (3.57%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.57%) Velocity
1 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Project Management
2 16 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 16 (57.14%) V-Model
3 15 (53.57%) Test Management
4 14 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
5 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 2 (7.14%) Use Case
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) F#
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (64.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
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