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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 133 118 153
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 13 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.65% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 2.26% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 15
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
814 576 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.41% 29.16% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 660 458 630
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(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
Watford -1 9 £51,250 +24.24%
Royston - 2 £22,500 -
Borehamwood +7 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (66.67%) ISEB
2 21 (63.64%) SQL
3 20 (60.61%) Finance
4 17 (51.52%) QA
5 16 (48.48%) Degree
5 16 (48.48%) Software Testing
6 13 (39.39%) Java
6 13 (39.39%) UNIX
7 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
8 10 (30.30%) Banking
9 9 (27.27%) Selenium
9 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (24.24%) Automation Testing
10 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (24.24%) System Testing
10 8 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
11 7 (21.21%) Retail
11 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
11 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
13 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
13 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
13 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
13 5 (15.15%) Validation
13 5 (15.15%) Windows
13 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.15%) XML

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (12.12%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.09%) Bugzilla
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) JMeter
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (60.61%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 7 (21.21%) Retail
4 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
6 4 (12.12%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Junior Software Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Junior
8 2 (6.06%) Applications Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Junior Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) XML
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) REST
2 4 (12.12%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) EFT
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Software Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Automation Testing
4 8 (24.24%) System Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) Validation
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Planning
7 5 (15.15%) Line Management
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.12%) People Management
8 4 (12.12%) Content Management
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (9.09%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) ISEB
2 16 (48.48%) Degree
3 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio