Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 55 69
Rank change year-on-year -17 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.58% 0.75% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.00% 5.43% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Northamptonshire median daily rate £410 £260 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.69% -36.97% +94.12%
10th Percentile £405 £226 £406
90th Percentile £415 £302 £419
East Midlands median daily rate £410 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +28.13% -1.54% +16.07%
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 100 92 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 11.67% 13.79% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 67
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -1.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £154 £150
90th Percentile £538 £491 £523
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.22 - £11.25
10th Percentile £11.20 - £9.45
90th Percentile £13.41 - £14.55
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 17 October 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
Wellingborough - 2 - -
Northampton -19 1 £410 +57.69%
Kettering - 1 £410 -
ISTQB
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Netcool
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) TestRail
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Rational Quality Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) HNC
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing

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 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) TestRail
3 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (20.00%) Rational Quality Manager
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HNC
2 1 (20.00%) HND
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy
1 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds