The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 51 - 67
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.54% - 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% - 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Median salary £40,000 - £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 76 100 140
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 20.49% 18.08% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 67 92 128
Median salary £40,000 £49,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.36% +30.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Northampton

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Northampton.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Northampton

ISTQB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Infor M3

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Infor M3
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Coaching
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft