The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.63% - 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.28% - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £371 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 - £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+11.66% +122.22%
ISTQB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
57 47 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.43% 16.10% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 36
Median daily rate £365 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £294 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.83 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Kent

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 Kent region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 15 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 14 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (72.22%) Finance
4 12 (66.67%) ISEB
5 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
6 9 (50.00%) Regression Testing
6 9 (50.00%) JIRA
6 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
7 8 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (44.44%) Smoke Testing
8 7 (38.89%) System Testing
9 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (33.33%) Equities
9 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
9 6 (33.33%) Sonata
10 5 (27.78%) SDLC
10 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
11 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
11 4 (22.22%) AS400
12 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
12 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
12 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 3 (16.67%) TestComplete
13 2 (11.11%) Back Office
13 2 (11.11%) Banking
13 2 (11.11%) Retail
13 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (16.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.56%) SilkTest
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
1 14 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) AS400 Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) UAT Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Equities
2 4 (22.22%) AS400
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
4 9 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Smoke Testing
5 8 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (38.89%) System Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Defect Management
8 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
8 5 (27.78%) SDLC
9 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
10 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
10 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (5.56%) Fund Management
11 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (66.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle