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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 137 134 123
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 19 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.48% 0.75% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 2.41% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 21
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
694 790 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.41% 31.25% 31.16%
Number of salaries quoted 538 645 603
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Welwyn Garden City -18 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £55,000 -
Hitchin - 3 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 20 (68.97%) ISEB
2 19 (65.52%) Retail
3 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
4 13 (44.83%) Validation
4 13 (44.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
5 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (37.93%) SQL
7 10 (34.48%) SDLC
8 9 (31.03%) Finance
9 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
10 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (24.14%) Scrum
10 7 (24.14%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
10 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
10 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
10 7 (24.14%) Windows
11 6 (20.69%) Retail Banking
11 6 (20.69%) Banking
12 5 (17.24%) System Testing
12 5 (17.24%) People Management
13 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
13 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
13 4 (13.79%) IVR
13 4 (13.79%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQLPlus
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.90%) Toad
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
3 1 (3.45%) TestNG
3 1 (3.45%) JBehave
3 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 19 (65.52%) Retail
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (20.69%) Banking
4 6 (20.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
1 18 (62.07%) Test Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Junior
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 2 (6.90%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Flash
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Validation
3 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (34.48%) SDLC
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (24.14%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
6 7 (24.14%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (17.24%) People Management
7 5 (17.24%) System Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
8 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
8 4 (13.79%) Test Management
9 3 (10.34%) Coaching
9 3 (10.34%) Speech Recognition
9 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Content Management
10 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) ISEB
2 13 (44.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Verint
3 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.45%) hybris
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 14 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 22 days ago