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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 90 130 128
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -2
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 50 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.48% 0.79% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.88% 2.83% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 48 13 5
Median salary £43,750 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £58,000 £40,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
506 637 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.07% 28.04% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 402 472 485
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +10 21 £45,000 +12.50%
Harpenden - 18 £45,000 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £27,000 -
Potters Bar - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £47,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 81 (82.65%) Selenium
2 71 (72.45%) ISEB
3 61 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (60.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 57 (58.16%) QA
6 53 (54.08%) JIRA
7 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
8 45 (45.92%) Software Testing
9 43 (43.88%) SQL
10 39 (39.80%) MS Excel
10 39 (39.80%) Manual Testing
11 35 (35.71%) WebDriver
11 35 (35.71%) Finance
12 34 (34.69%) Automated Testing
13 28 (28.57%) Banking
14 26 (26.53%) MS Visio
15 25 (25.51%) Test Strategy
16 24 (24.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (21.43%) Test Scripting
18 20 (20.41%) Scrum
19 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
20 13 (13.27%) TDD
20 13 (13.27%) BDD
21 9 (9.18%) Robot Framework
21 9 (9.18%) Degree
22 7 (7.14%) Regression Testing
22 7 (7.14%) SDLC
22 7 (7.14%) User Stories
22 7 (7.14%) SaaS
22 7 (7.14%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 39 (39.80%) MS Excel
2 26 (26.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) MySQL
2 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 81 (82.65%) Selenium
2 53 (54.08%) JIRA
3 35 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.18%) Robot Framework
5 4 (4.08%) Appium
6 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.06%) Subversion
7 2 (2.04%) Calabash
7 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.04%) JMeter
7 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.04%) TestRail
General
1 35 (35.71%) Finance
2 28 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) Back Office
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (70.41%) Analyst
1 69 (70.41%) Test Analyst
2 24 (24.49%) QA Leader
3 19 (19.39%) Automation Test Analyst
4 18 (18.37%) Manual Test Analyst
5 14 (14.29%) QA Team Leader
5 14 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 7 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Regression Test Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.10%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (4.08%) QA Manager
9 4 (4.08%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Software Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.04%) REST
1 2 (2.04%) SOAP
1 2 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.04%) Windows
1 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (60.20%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (45.92%) Software Testing
4 39 (39.80%) Manual Testing
5 34 (34.69%) Automated Testing
6 25 (25.51%) Test Strategy
7 21 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 20 (20.41%) Scrum
9 17 (17.35%) Automation Testing
10 13 (13.27%) BDD
10 13 (13.27%) TDD
11 7 (7.14%) Regression Testing
11 7 (7.14%) SDLC
11 7 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.14%) User Stories
12 6 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.12%) Project Management
12 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.10%) Coaching
14 4 (4.08%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.88%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.04%) C#
4 2 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 71 (72.45%) ISEB
2 24 (24.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (9.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (58.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (46.94%) Microsoft
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Nakama
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
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