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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 66 121 120
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 63 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.14% 0.83% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.19% 3.28% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 51 9 10
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £43,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
517 519 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.73% 25.40% 30.02%
Number of salaries quoted 408 413 496
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 - 28 £40,000 -
Harpenden - 14 £43,750 - 2
Welwyn Garden City +7 9 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £27,000 - 1
Borehamwood -9 1 £40,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £22,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 75 (86.21%) Selenium
2 69 (79.31%) ISEB
3 55 (63.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (60.92%) JIRA
5 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (56.32%) QA
7 45 (51.72%) Microsoft
8 43 (49.43%) SQL
9 39 (44.83%) MS Excel
9 39 (44.83%) Software Testing
10 36 (41.38%) Manual Testing
11 33 (37.93%) Automated Testing
12 31 (35.63%) Finance
13 28 (32.18%) Banking
14 26 (29.89%) MS Visio
15 24 (27.59%) WebDriver
15 24 (27.59%) Test Strategy
16 23 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (21.84%) Test Scripting
17 19 (21.84%) Scrum
18 13 (14.94%) BDD
18 13 (14.94%) Automation Testing
18 13 (14.94%) TDD
19 9 (10.34%) Robot Framework
20 8 (9.20%) Degree
21 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
21 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
22 6 (6.90%) SaaS
22 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
22 6 (6.90%) User Stories

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 (44.83%) MS Excel
2 26 (29.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (86.21%) Selenium
2 53 (60.92%) JIRA
3 24 (27.59%) WebDriver
4 9 (10.34%) Robot Framework
5 5 (5.75%) Appium
6 3 (3.45%) Calabash
6 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.45%) Subversion
6 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.30%) JMeter
7 2 (2.30%) TestRail
General
1 31 (35.63%) Finance
2 28 (32.18%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (71.26%) Analyst
1 62 (71.26%) Test Analyst
2 22 (25.29%) QA Leader
3 19 (21.84%) Automation Test Analyst
4 17 (19.54%) Manual Test Analyst
5 14 (16.09%) QA Team Leader
5 14 (16.09%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.90%) Regression Test Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) UAT Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) UAT Test Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Software Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Tester
8 3 (3.45%) QA Manager
8 3 (3.45%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.45%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.30%) REST
1 2 (2.30%) SOAP
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Windows
1 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 36 (41.38%) Manual Testing
5 33 (37.93%) Automated Testing
6 24 (27.59%) Test Strategy
7 19 (21.84%) Scrum
7 19 (21.84%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.94%) Automation Testing
8 13 (14.94%) BDD
8 13 (14.94%) TDD
9 7 (8.05%) Regression Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.90%) Coaching
10 6 (6.90%) Project Management
10 6 (6.90%) SDLC
10 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.90%) User Stories
11 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (49.43%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.30%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (79.31%) ISEB
2 23 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (9.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (56.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (51.72%) Microsoft
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago