The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 5.43% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 43.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £19.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+25.64% +41.81%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.76% 12.40% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate £400 £270 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -26.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) HP