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 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.71% 1.22% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.75% 7.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Median daily rate £210 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +2.45%
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
80 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.70% 16.33% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 17 29
Median daily rate £313 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £147.50 £37.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+292.07% +114.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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
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 24 May 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 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 19 (95.00%) Finance
3 18 (90.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (90.00%) Test Strategy
4 15 (75.00%) Integration Testing
5 14 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (70.00%) Regression Testing
5 14 (70.00%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (50.00%) System Testing
7 8 (40.00%) AS400
7 8 (40.00%) SDLC
8 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
10 4 (20.00%) JIRA
10 4 (20.00%) TestComplete
11 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (10.00%) Test Management
11 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 2 (10.00%) Scrum
11 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (5.00%) Banking
12 1 (5.00%) Migration
12 1 (5.00%) Project Management
12 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
12 1 (5.00%) BDD
12 1 (5.00%) Gherkin

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 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
1 14 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Test Scripting
1 18 (90.00%) Test Strategy
2 15 (75.00%) Integration Testing
3 14 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (70.00%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 10 (50.00%) System Testing
5 8 (40.00%) SDLC
6 6 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Test Management
9 1 (5.00%) BDD
9 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
9 1 (5.00%) Migration
9 1 (5.00%) Project Management
9 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft