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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Kent
Rank 40 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.09% 2.54% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 11.69% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £380 £210 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -36.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £319 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.80% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £177.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
45 77 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.42% 21.69% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 56 22
Median daily rate £350 £383 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -14.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £28.65 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.14% +325.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) People Management

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) HP