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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 139 131 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 14 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.58% 0.80% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 2.45% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 17
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £26,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
786 816 632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.49% 32.47% 29.40%
Number of salaries quoted 679 686 491
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 5 August 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 5 August 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 - 7 £50,000 -
Welwyn Garden City -3 3 - -
Borehamwood - 2 £50,000 -
Hitchin +10 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £40,000 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 16 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 14 (53.85%) Validation
4 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
4 12 (46.15%) Retail
5 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
6 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
6 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
6 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (34.62%) IVR
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (23.08%) SDLC
9 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 6 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Retail Banking
10 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
10 5 (19.23%) Banking
11 4 (15.38%) Cisco
11 4 (15.38%) Verint
11 4 (15.38%) Speech Recognition

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 12 (46.15%) Retail
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Analyst
1 23 (88.46%) Test Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Functional Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) IVR
2 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Software Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Validation
3 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (23.08%) SDLC
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Speech Recognition
8 3 (11.54%) Line Management
8 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Verint
3 2 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
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Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 18 days ago