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 28 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.70% 1.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 10.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.42 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +25.00%
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
42 48 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.69% 16.00% 29.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 41
Average daily rate £375 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 25
Average hourly rate £35.05 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £20.00 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 28 November 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - - - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Fund Management
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Fund Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center