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 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 35 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 0.35% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 3.03% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £225 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
44 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.81% 11.58% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 32
Median daily rate £328 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £425 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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 9 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (80.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Equities
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 6 (60.00%) Sonata
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 4 (40.00%) Investment Management
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Banking
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Back Office
7 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (20.00%) System Testing
7 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
7 2 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (10.00%) SilkTest
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) UAT Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) AS400 Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Equities
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Investment Management
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Fund Management
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle