Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - +62 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.15% - 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% - 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate - - £250
East Midlands median daily rate £280 £310 £363
% change year-on-year -9.68% -14.48% +16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 87 106 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.20% 11.64% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 84 44
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £165 £150 £220
90th Percentile £488 £550 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £15.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.96% +13.10%
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £16.75
% change year-on-year -3.45% +8.21% +4.17%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Northamptonshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Northamptonshire

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 1 - -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA