The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 116 135 133
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 28 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.12% 0.78% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 2.77% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 27 17 16
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
798 757 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.78% 28.08% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 616 607 598
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -7 17 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Welwyn Garden City +18 3 £32,500 -7.14%
St Albans - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (66.67%) QA
2 27 (64.29%) SQL
3 26 (61.90%) Software Testing
4 24 (57.14%) Degree
4 24 (57.14%) Finance
4 24 (57.14%) Selenium
5 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
6 22 (52.38%) Banking
7 19 (45.24%) ISEB
8 17 (40.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 16 (38.10%) Java
10 14 (33.33%) UNIX
10 14 (33.33%) Automation Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Scrum
11 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
12 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
12 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
13 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
13 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 6 (14.29%) XML
14 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
15 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
15 5 (11.90%) Validation
15 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
16 4 (9.52%) Retail
16 4 (9.52%) Derivative
16 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
16 4 (9.52%) Equities

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Mingle
2 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) OLAP
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Selenium
2 17 (40.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 22 (52.38%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.38%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Analyst
1 23 (54.76%) Test Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Tester
3 14 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Software Tester
5 11 (26.19%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (9.52%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) GWT
4 1 (2.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Derivative
1 4 (9.52%) Equities
1 4 (9.52%) Fixed Income
1 4 (9.52%) EFT
2 2 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Software Testing
2 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
3 14 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Scrum
4 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Validation
7 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
8 4 (9.52%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) Test Management
8 4 (9.52%) Data Validation
9 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.14%) Usability Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) Java
3 4 (9.52%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.52%) VB
4 3 (7.14%) VB6
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) Degree
2 19 (45.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) Google
3 2 (4.76%) HP
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
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Posted: 7 days ago
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