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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.95% 0.17% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.70% 0.53% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 10
Average salary £31,250 - £28,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 - £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 - £35,150
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
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
351 187 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 34.14% 31.11% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 322 160 243
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
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 November 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 November 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 -1 18 £33,750 -
Kettering - 2 £23,000 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (54.55%) QA
2 17 (51.52%) Test Management
2 17 (51.52%) V-Model
2 17 (51.52%) Project Management
3 13 (39.39%) ISEB
3 13 (39.39%) Waterfall
4 12 (36.36%) Business Process Mapping
5 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Degree
6 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
8 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (18.18%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Retail
10 4 (12.12%) .NET
10 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Usability Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
10 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
10 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
11 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (9.09%) Coaching
11 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
11 3 (9.09%) Web Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Sahi
2 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) WATIR
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (78.79%) Analyst
1 26 (78.79%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 3 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Junior
5 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Project Management
1 17 (51.52%) Test Management
1 17 (51.52%) V-Model
2 13 (39.39%) Waterfall
3 12 (36.36%) Business Process Mapping
4 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Usability Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
10 3 (9.09%) Coaching
10 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (6.06%) Use Case
11 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) F#
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) Degree
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Cognizant