The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 122 146 132
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.54% 0.48% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 1.54% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 16
Median salary £34,750 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.81% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £40,200 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £55,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.00%
ISTQB
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
621 712 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.23% 30.81% 31.21%
Number of salaries quoted 506 551 658
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 4 £35,750 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £30,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +20 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Welwyn Garden City +9 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 23 (85.19%) ISEB
2 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Selenium
4 10 (37.04%) HP
5 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
6 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (29.63%) Retail
7 7 (25.93%) HP UFT
8 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (22.22%) JIRA
9 5 (18.52%) QA
9 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Validation
9 5 (18.52%) Web Services
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Data Mapping
10 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.81%) V-Model
10 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
10 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 7 (25.93%) HP UFT
3 6 (22.22%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Appium
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Analyst
1 18 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Tester
3 8 (29.63%) Service Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Automation Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Agile Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Service Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) EPoS
2 3 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Validation
6 4 (14.81%) Data Mapping
6 4 (14.81%) Data Security
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.81%) V-Model
6 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft