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

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 136 139 122
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 13 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.54% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 2.18% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 17
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
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
768 827 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.71% 31.39% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 633 692 521
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £55,000 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -12 4 - -
Hitchin +3 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (67.86%) ISEB
1 19 (67.86%) Software Testing
2 18 (64.29%) Retail
3 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (50.00%) Validation
4 12 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 9 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (32.14%) SDLC
6 9 (32.14%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (32.14%) Finance
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 8 (28.57%) SQL
7 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 8 (28.57%) Windows
7 8 (28.57%) Scrum
7 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
8 7 (25.00%) Banking
8 7 (25.00%) Retail Banking
8 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (21.43%) IVR
9 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco
10 4 (14.29%) Test Management
10 4 (14.29%) Resource Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
2 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) TestNG
3 1 (3.57%) JBehave
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 18 (64.29%) Retail
2 9 (32.14%) Finance
3 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Analyst
1 21 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) IVR
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Software Testing
2 14 (50.00%) Validation
3 12 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 9 (32.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (32.14%) SDLC
6 8 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (28.57%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) Speech Recognition
7 4 (14.29%) Resource Management
7 4 (14.29%) Test Management
8 3 (10.71%) System Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Line Management
8 3 (10.71%) Coaching
8 3 (10.71%) People Management
9 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.14%) BDD
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
1 8 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Verint
3 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) hybris
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 7 days ago