The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 134 113 135
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 21 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.68% 0.98% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 3.25% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 19
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £44,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
796 646 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.03% 30.27% 29.57%
Number of salaries quoted 673 496 672
Average salary £48,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
East of England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 7 £40,000 +33.33%
Welwyn Garden City +12 4 £37,500 +10.29%
Hitchin - 3 - -
St Albans - 1 £35,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 33 (75.00%) SQL
2 31 (70.45%) Software Testing
3 29 (65.91%) Finance
3 29 (65.91%) QA
4 26 (59.09%) Test Scripting
5 25 (56.82%) Selenium
6 24 (54.55%) Banking
6 24 (54.55%) Degree
7 23 (52.27%) QuickTest Pro
8 22 (50.00%) Java
9 20 (45.45%) UNIX
9 20 (45.45%) Automation Testing
10 18 (40.91%) ISEB
11 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
11 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
12 8 (18.18%) EFT
12 8 (18.18%) Validation
12 8 (18.18%) Scrum
13 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
13 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
14 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
15 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (11.36%) System Testing
16 4 (9.09%) Data Validation
16 4 (9.09%) Test Management
16 4 (9.09%) Windows
16 4 (9.09%) OO

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (56.82%) Selenium
2 23 (52.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.82%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 24 (54.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (56.82%) Analyst
1 25 (56.82%) Test Analyst
2 20 (45.45%) Test Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) GWT
3 1 (2.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) EFT
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.27%) Equities
4 1 (2.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) UNIX
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Software Testing
2 26 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 20 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 8 (18.18%) Validation
5 8 (18.18%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.36%) System Testing
9 4 (9.09%) OO
9 4 (9.09%) Test Management
9 4 (9.09%) Data Validation
9 4 (9.09%) Quality Management
10 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Data Security
10 3 (6.82%) MVC
10 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
10 3 (6.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (75.00%) SQL
2 22 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.82%) VB
4 3 (6.82%) VB6
4 3 (6.82%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) Degree
2 18 (40.91%) ISEB
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (65.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Google
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Ab Initio
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
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