The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Kent region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.45% 0.29% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 0.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
39 103 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.65% 30.12% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 36
Average daily rate £425 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £338 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £10.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - - - -
West Malling - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) DSDM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) TestComplete
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DSDM
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
1 2 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft