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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 126 118 141
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 9 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.71% 0.46% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.53% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 22
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +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
795 589 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.40% 30.04% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 637 454 663
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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
Watford -9 12 £42,500 -19.04%
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 25 (73.53%) ISEB
2 22 (64.71%) Finance
3 19 (55.88%) QA
4 18 (52.94%) SQL
5 14 (41.18%) Degree
6 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
7 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
7 11 (32.35%) UNIX
7 11 (32.35%) Java
8 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
9 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (23.53%) System Testing
9 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.59%) Selenium
10 7 (20.59%) Banking
10 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
11 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (17.65%) Retail
11 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
11 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Web Application Development
12 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
12 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
12 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
12 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 4 (11.76%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) MySQL
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (8.82%) Bugzilla
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
5 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (64.71%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 6 (17.65%) Retail
4 5 (14.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
1 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Tester
3 9 (26.47%) Test Manager
4 7 (20.59%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
6 5 (14.71%) Test Leader
6 5 (14.71%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Junior Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Junior
9 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) HTML
1 5 (14.71%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) SOAP
2 4 (11.76%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Flash
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Software Testing
2 11 (32.35%) Automated Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 8 (23.53%) System Testing
4 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 5 (14.71%) Web Application Development
6 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
6 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Validation
7 4 (11.76%) Content Management
7 4 (11.76%) Line Management
7 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) People Management
8 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) ISEB
2 14 (41.18%) Degree
3 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (55.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Ab Initio
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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