Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 73 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -9 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.74% 0.11% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.75% 0.92% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Northamptonshire median daily rate £260 £413 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.97% +94.12% -30.33%
10th Percentile £226 £406 £171
90th Percentile £302 £419 £244
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £369 £293
% change year-on-year -18.64% +26.07% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 87 109 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.79% 11.81% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 84 57
Northamptonshire median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% - +16.79%
10th Percentile £156 £150 £228
90th Percentile £488 £550 £555
East Midlands median daily rate £381 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +0.13% +1.33% +8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £13.63 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.43% +23.47%
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.13
% change year-on-year +0.72% +1.46% +14.17%

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
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 19 November 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 - 5 £260 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP