The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Welwyn Garden City region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 24 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 0.93% - 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% - 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
ISTQB
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Welwyn Garden City region.

Qualifications Category
Welwyn Garden City
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
22 29 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 20.37% 33.33% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 42
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £42,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Welwyn Garden City region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Welwyn Garden City

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Welwyn Garden City region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Welwyn Garden City

ISTQB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (60.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (40.00%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft