Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 92 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.53% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 2.28% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £300 £313 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +108.33% -44.95%
East of England median daily rate £401 £350 £306
% change year-on-year +14.64% +14.29% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +1.76% -

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 298 351 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.66% 23.43% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 159 166
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -7.50%
10th Percentile £171 £205 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +24.14% -28.28%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.05 £51.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.37% -6.55% -5.89%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £300 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (33.33%) V-Model
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (33.33%) HP ALM
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (16.67%) MCP

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) OAT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) OAT Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) OCP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP ALM
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle