Period
to 17 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 95 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 1.31% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £313 £150 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -44.95% -
10th Percentile £288 £150 £252
90th Percentile £363 £150 £297
East of England median daily rate £350 £313 £275
% change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -20.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 359 306 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.56% 21.44% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 176 138
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £239 £221
90th Percentile £568 £544 £525
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 25 51
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -32.56% +32.31%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £49.75 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £30.48 £21.50
% change year-on-year -40.94% +41.74% +19.44%

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 December 2017. 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
Watford -8 1 £335 +123.33%
Hatfield - 1 £303 -
Borehamwood - 1 £363 -
Royston - 1 £325 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Confluence
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Huawei
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Billing
5 1 (14.29%) Redknee
5 1 (14.29%) .NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) GGSN
1 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
1 1 (14.29%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) Redknee