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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 134 153
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 2 9 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.096% 0.39% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 1.15% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 7
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% -35.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 597 784 981
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.72% 34.06% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 480 634 790
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Hemel Hempstead +5 1 £28,000 -41.05%
Watford -12 1 £42,000 +17.48%
ISTQB
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 23 (65.71%) QA
3 21 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 19 (54.29%) WebDriver
4 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
5 15 (42.86%) ISEB
5 15 (42.86%) JIRA
5 15 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (31.43%) Manual Testing
6 11 (31.43%) Finance
7 10 (28.57%) SQL
7 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.14%) Banking
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
9 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum
11 2 (5.71%) TDD
11 2 (5.71%) Degree
11 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (5.71%) BDD
11 2 (5.71%) User Stories
12 1 (2.86%) SaaS
12 1 (2.86%) Non-Functional Testing
12 1 (2.86%) SDLC
12 1 (2.86%) Fintech

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 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Selenium
2 19 (54.29%) WebDriver
3 15 (42.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Analyst
1 22 (62.86%) Test Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) QA Leader
3 8 (22.86%) QA Team Leader
3 8 (22.86%) Team Leader
4 7 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Lead
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Test Lead
8 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (2.86%) QA Manual Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Regression Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Software QA Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Web Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.86%) Fintech
1 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
4 15 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Manual Testing
6 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 2 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.71%) TDD
9 2 (5.71%) User Stories
10 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (2.86%) People Management
10 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.86%) SDLC
10 1 (2.86%) Software Delivery
10 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (65.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian