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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.46% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 9.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+41.81% -42.70%
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
21 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 15.33% 15.29% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Average daily rate £375 £338 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -27.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.85 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) XML
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
1 8 (100.00%) System Testing
2 6 (75.00%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (75.00%) Flash
2 6 (75.00%) MQSeries
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) MQSeries
1 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 8 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Flash
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 8 (100.00%) System Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
1 6 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle