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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 132 148 123
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.66% 0.57% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 1.86% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14 4 25
Average salary £35,250 £42,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.56% -0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,650 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £54,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
687 698 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.45% 30.65% 31.84%
Number of salaries quoted 525 523 611
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 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
(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
Bishop's Stortford - 4 £30,000 -
Watford - 4 £36,250 -
Welwyn Garden City +16 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead +10 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 28 (82.35%) ISEB
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (61.76%) Finance
4 16 (47.06%) Selenium
5 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Test Strategy
7 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
7 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (29.41%) JIRA
7 10 (29.41%) Retail
8 9 (26.47%) Web Services
8 9 (26.47%) HP
8 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Performance Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
8 9 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Validation
9 8 (23.53%) SQL
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
11 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
11 6 (17.65%) QA
11 6 (17.65%) Degree
11 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
12 5 (14.71%) REST

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
3 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 10 (29.41%) JIRA
3 7 (20.59%) HP UFT
4 5 (14.71%) Appium
4 5 (14.71%) JMeter
4 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Analyst
1 21 (61.76%) Test Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Service Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Automation Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (14.71%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Java Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Test Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Service Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Software Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Web Services
2 5 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 5 (14.71%) REST
2 5 (14.71%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.82%) Statistics
4 2 (5.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
1 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Test Strategy
4 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Performance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Validation
7 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) CRM
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
8 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
8 5 (14.71%) Usability Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) ISEB
2 9 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft