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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 81 126 131
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 53 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.47% 0.96% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.83% 3.62% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 35 14 12
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
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
539 580 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.09% 26.48% 32.53%
Number of salaries quoted 421 477 656
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 7 December 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
Welwyn Garden City +10 15 - -
Harpenden - 13 £40,000 - 2
Stevenage - 12 £40,000 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +9 2 £27,000 -46.00%
Borehamwood -8 2 £40,000 -
Watford -7 1 £26,500 -32.05%
Hoddesdon - 1 £22,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 55 (85.94%) Selenium
2 47 (73.44%) ISEB
3 39 (60.94%) QA
3 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (57.81%) JIRA
5 34 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (51.56%) Software Testing
7 31 (48.44%) SQL
8 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
9 26 (40.63%) Manual Testing
10 24 (37.50%) MS Excel
11 23 (35.94%) Automated Testing
12 21 (32.81%) Finance
13 20 (31.25%) Test Strategy
14 18 (28.13%) Banking
15 16 (25.00%) MS Visio
15 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
16 15 (23.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
18 12 (18.75%) Automation Testing
19 11 (17.19%) Scrum
20 8 (12.50%) TDD
20 8 (12.50%) Robot Framework
20 8 (12.50%) BDD
21 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
21 6 (9.38%) Coaching
22 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
22 5 (7.81%) SDLC
22 5 (7.81%) Appium
22 5 (7.81%) SaaS

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 24 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (85.94%) Selenium
2 37 (57.81%) JIRA
3 16 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.50%) Robot Framework
5 5 (7.81%) Appium
6 3 (4.69%) Calabash
6 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.69%) Subversion
6 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.13%) JMeter
7 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.13%) TestRail
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 18 (28.13%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Analyst
1 41 (64.06%) Test Analyst
2 20 (31.25%) QA Leader
3 11 (17.19%) QA Team Leader
3 11 (17.19%) Team Leader
4 10 (15.63%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (6.25%) Software Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.25%) Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Regression Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.69%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.13%) REST
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (51.56%) Software Testing
4 26 (40.63%) Manual Testing
5 23 (35.94%) Automated Testing
6 20 (31.25%) Test Strategy
7 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 12 (18.75%) Automation Testing
9 11 (17.19%) Scrum
10 8 (12.50%) BDD
10 8 (12.50%) TDD
11 6 (9.38%) Coaching
11 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
12 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
12 5 (7.81%) SDLC
13 4 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
14 3 (4.69%) Performance Testing
14 3 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) Java
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (73.44%) ISEB
2 15 (23.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (60.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
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