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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.76% 1.48% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 8.70% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £210 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £177.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
69 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.17% 16.97% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 28
Average daily rate £378 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells -3 2 £400 +37.93%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (91.67%) Finance
3 8 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (58.33%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (41.67%) AS400
5 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
5 5 (41.67%) SDLC
6 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (25.00%) System Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Test Management
8 2 (16.67%) Scrum
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
9 1 (8.33%) EPoS
9 1 (8.33%) Chip Card
9 1 (8.33%) Project Management
9 1 (8.33%) Migration
9 1 (8.33%) QA
9 1 (8.33%) Banking
9 1 (8.33%) Logistics
9 1 (8.33%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) Chip Card
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 8 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
2 7 (58.33%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (58.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Logistics
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft