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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 87 84
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.49% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £48,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +24.67%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
128 201 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.68% 22.38% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 114 174 243
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
3 5 (71.43%) ISEB
4 4 (57.14%) Web Development
4 4 (57.14%) J2EE
4 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
4 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
4 4 (57.14%) IntelliJ
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) SaaS
6 2 (28.57%) BDD
7 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (14.29%) Android
7 1 (14.29%) V-Model
7 1 (14.29%) SDLC
7 1 (14.29%) Internet
7 1 (14.29%) Linux

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Eclipse
2 4 (57.14%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Software Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Software Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (57.14%) Web Development
3 4 (57.14%) Web Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB