The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 140 145
Rank change year-on-year +27 +5  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.43% 0.61% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.75% 2.01% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 3
Median salary £45,000 £35,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 557 795 764
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.96% 30.54% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 436 612 579
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £26,980
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Hertfordshire

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB 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 29 March 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
Harpenden - 16 £40,000 -
Stevenage +9 9 £40,000 -
Potters Bar - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £47,500 -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (81.52%) Selenium
2 63 (68.48%) ISEB
3 59 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (59.78%) QA
5 54 (58.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 44 (47.83%) JIRA
7 43 (46.74%) Software Testing
7 43 (46.74%) Microsoft
8 39 (42.39%) SQL
8 39 (42.39%) WebDriver
9 36 (39.13%) MS Excel
10 32 (34.78%) Manual Testing
11 31 (33.70%) Finance
12 27 (29.35%) Automated Testing
13 25 (27.17%) Banking
14 23 (25.00%) MS Visio
15 22 (23.91%) Test Strategy
16 21 (22.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (21.74%) Automation Testing
17 20 (21.74%) Scrum
18 17 (18.48%) Test Scripting
19 12 (13.04%) TDD
19 12 (13.04%) BDD
20 8 (8.70%) Degree
21 7 (7.61%) User Stories
21 7 (7.61%) SaaS
21 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
21 7 (7.61%) SDLC
22 6 (6.52%) Robot Framework
22 6 (6.52%) Regression Testing

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 36 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 23 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (81.52%) Selenium
2 44 (47.83%) JIRA
3 39 (42.39%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.52%) Robot Framework
5 3 (3.26%) Appium
5 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.26%) Subversion
6 2 (2.17%) Calabash
6 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.09%) JMeter
7 1 (1.09%) TestRail
General
1 31 (33.70%) Finance
2 25 (27.17%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Back Office
4 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (73.91%) Analyst
1 68 (73.91%) Test Analyst
2 20 (21.74%) QA Leader
3 19 (20.65%) Automation Test Analyst
4 18 (19.57%) Manual Test Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) QA Team Leader
5 13 (14.13%) Team Leader
6 7 (7.61%) Test Leader
7 6 (6.52%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Regression Test Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (4.35%) QA Manager
9 4 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Software Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) .NET
1 1 (1.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (1.09%) REST
1 1 (1.09%) SOAP
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Windows
1 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (58.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 43 (46.74%) Software Testing
4 32 (34.78%) Manual Testing
5 27 (29.35%) Automated Testing
6 22 (23.91%) Test Strategy
7 20 (21.74%) Automation Testing
7 20 (21.74%) Scrum
8 17 (18.48%) Test Scripting
9 12 (13.04%) BDD
9 12 (13.04%) TDD
10 7 (7.61%) SDLC
10 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.61%) User Stories
11 6 (6.52%) Regression Testing
12 5 (5.43%) Project Management
12 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (4.35%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.39%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 63 (68.48%) ISEB
2 21 (22.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (59.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (46.74%) Microsoft