Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 157 180
Rank change year-on-year -38 +23 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 55 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.41% 1.24% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 3.99% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 38
Hertfordshire median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £39,000
90th Percentile £48,000 £47,500 £103,750
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.90% -10.63% -

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1101 1379 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.01% 30.98% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 915 1081 1428
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,500 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

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
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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -2 6 £42,000 +58.49% 3
Hemel Hempstead +3 4 £37,500 -21.05%
Potters Bar - 3 £41,500 -
Harpenden +1 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Stevenage -5 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Hatfield - 1 - -
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) QA
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) ISEB
5 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 6 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (27.78%) JIRA
7 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Migration
8 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
8 4 (22.22%) CA
8 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (22.22%) Zephyr
8 4 (22.22%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 2 (11.11%) Atlassian

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 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Zephyr
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) Appium
4 1 (5.56%) Calabash
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Robot Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 13 (72.22%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) QA Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Software Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Test Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Tester
6 2 (11.11%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Migration Manager
6 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Tester
6 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
7 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.11%) ETL
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 8 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) CA
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) HP