Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 July 2018 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 51 58
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.51% 1.21% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 7.96% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate £368 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +35.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £269 £270 £238
90th Percentile £415 £419 £263
East Midlands median daily rate £368 £344 £220
% change year-on-year +6.91% +56.61% -20.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year - -27.84% -

ISTQB 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 100 113 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.66% 15.23% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 84 71
Northamptonshire median daily rate £408 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.74% -10.00% -9.86%
10th Percentile £263 £184 £198
90th Percentile £500 £496 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.61% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £45.00 £25.59 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.88% +127.42% -39.25%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.95 £9.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.02 £35.63
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -30.00% +53.85% -9.77%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Northamptonshire

ISTQB
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 within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. 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 -12 3 £325 -7.14% 1
Kettering - 1 £410 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) TestRail
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management

ISTQB
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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) TestRail
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA