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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 120 107 130
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 16 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.05% 0.83% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 2.44% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 30
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
609 657 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.31% 34.09% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 488 484 649
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £25,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -11 8 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
Stevenage - 4 £24,500 -
Hitchin - 2 - - 1
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing ISTQB 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 37 (94.87%) ISEB
2 17 (43.59%) Finance
3 16 (41.03%) Retail
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) QA
4 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
6 10 (25.64%) System Testing
6 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 9 (23.08%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) Oracle
8 8 (20.51%) HTML
8 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
8 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
8 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
8 8 (20.51%) Web Application Development
8 8 (20.51%) People Management
9 7 (17.95%) Java
9 7 (17.95%) XML
9 7 (17.95%) UNIX
10 6 (15.38%) Windows
10 6 (15.38%) MySQL
10 6 (15.38%) SOAP
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
10 6 (15.38%) MS Excel

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) MySQL
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.56%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Bugzilla
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (7.69%) Toad
3 2 (5.13%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
3 2 (5.13%) JMeter
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.56%) TestNG
4 1 (2.56%) JBehave
4 1 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) Retail
3 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (12.82%) Retail Banking
4 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
4 5 (12.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 14 (35.90%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
4 7 (17.95%) Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Junior Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
6 5 (12.82%) Junior
6 5 (12.82%) Junior Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) XML
3 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 6 (15.38%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) Flash
5 1 (2.56%) RESTful
5 1 (2.56%) D-Bus
5 1 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) STB
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) UNIX
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
2 11 (28.21%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (25.64%) System Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Web Application Development
5 8 (20.51%) E-Commerce
5 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
5 8 (20.51%) People Management
6 6 (15.38%) Validation
6 6 (15.38%) Content Management
6 6 (15.38%) Scrum
6 6 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.82%) Test Management
8 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (94.87%) ISEB
2 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.56%) hybris
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
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Salary: £37000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago