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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 123 128 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.04% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 2.01% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 17
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
800 795 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.24% 34.24% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 697 659 464
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £50,000 - 2
Hitchin +13 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 - -
Watford -9 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Borehamwood -16 2 £50,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 33 (91.67%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (47.22%) Software Testing
4 17 (47.22%) Validation
5 15 (41.67%) SQL
6 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
6 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
7 13 (36.11%) Scrum
8 11 (30.56%) Retail
9 10 (27.78%) HP
10 9 (25.00%) IVR
10 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
12 7 (19.44%) HP UFT
12 7 (19.44%) Windows
12 7 (19.44%) T-SQL
12 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
12 7 (19.44%) Selenium
12 7 (19.44%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (19.44%) SDLC
13 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Test Management
13 6 (16.67%) V-Model
13 6 (16.67%) XML

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
2 5 (13.89%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) Telnet
2 2 (5.56%) SSH
2 2 (5.56%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) HP UFT
1 7 (19.44%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 4 (11.11%) Toad
3 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.11%) JMeter
3 4 (11.11%) Subversion
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (30.56%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Analyst
1 24 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) HTML
1 6 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) IVR
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Software Testing
2 17 (47.22%) Validation
3 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (19.44%) SDLC
8 6 (16.67%) V-Model
8 6 (16.67%) Test Management
8 6 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) Volume Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.11%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (91.67%) ISEB
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (13.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Verint
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
St Albans, Hertfordshire (AL1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25k - £30k (DOE)
Posted: 16 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per annum plus bonus (£19,500/£22,500) and benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago