Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 84 76
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.42% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 2.11% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £318 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.29% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £283 £281 £363
90th Percentile £343 £376 £458
East of England median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 £105.50
% change year-on-year - -59.00% +368.89%

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 280 285 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.53% 23.10% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 119
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £178 £211 £255
90th Percentile £525 £550 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.07 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +10.22% -20.86%
10th Percentile £15.44 £10.00 £12.58
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.60 £44.98
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -48.46% -13.91% +75.58%

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 18 June 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 - 3 £300 -
Watford -5 2 £335 - 1
Royston -10 1 £300 -14.29%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (33.33%) ODBC
5 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (33.33%) ETL
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) Change Control
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy

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 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (16.67%) eggPlant
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) MSTest
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ODBC
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) OCP
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP ALM
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Siemens