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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 36 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.82% 0.84% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.87% 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
46 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.73% 19.67% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 40
Average daily rate £425 £335 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +22.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £23.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +78.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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
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 26 January 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

ISTQB
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Fund Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) ETL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Office
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Fund Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center