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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 127 117 143
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.73% 0.84% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.89% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 17 18
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
802 588 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.24% 29.05% 27.64%
Number of salaries quoted 661 460 656
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -6 8 £40,000 +33.33%
Hitchin - 3 - -
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Borehamwood +6 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (60.00%) SQL
1 21 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 20 (57.14%) QA
3 19 (54.29%) ISEB
3 19 (54.29%) Finance
4 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
5 16 (45.71%) Degree
6 14 (40.00%) Banking
7 13 (37.14%) Selenium
7 13 (37.14%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (34.29%) UNIX
8 12 (34.29%) Java
8 12 (34.29%) Automation Testing
9 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
12 6 (17.14%) Validation
12 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
12 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
12 6 (17.14%) EFT
12 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
12 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Line Management
13 5 (14.29%) Scrum
13 5 (14.29%) Windows
14 4 (11.43%) JIRA
14 4 (11.43%) System Testing
15 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.71%) JMeter
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Analyst
1 16 (45.71%) Test Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Engineer
3 9 (25.71%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Tester
5 5 (14.29%) Test Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Junior
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Junior Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) EFT
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
3 12 (34.29%) Automation Testing
4 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Validation
6 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
7 5 (14.29%) Line Management
7 5 (14.29%) Scrum
8 4 (11.43%) System Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (8.57%) Test Management
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Data Security
9 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VB6
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) ISEB
2 16 (45.71%) Degree
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) SAP