The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 59 84 105
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.20% 1.25% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.89% 4.84% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24 14 2
Median salary £47,500 £31,250 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+52.00% -23.78%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
ISTQB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
180 289 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.02% 25.80% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 156 253 285
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Kent

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Kent

ISTQB
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 6 £42,500 -
West Malling - 4 £50,000 -
Dover - 3 £47,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 28 (60.87%) HP
2 28 (60.87%) Finance
2 28 (60.87%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (45.65%) Regression Testing
4 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
4 20 (43.48%) Process Improvement
5 18 (39.13%) Test Strategy
5 18 (39.13%) SDLC
6 17 (36.96%) System Testing
7 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
8 14 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (28.26%) SQL
9 13 (28.26%) Degree
9 13 (28.26%) People Management
10 12 (26.09%) Automation Testing
10 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
11 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
11 11 (23.91%) MS Office
11 11 (23.91%) Load Testing
11 11 (23.91%) Marketing
11 11 (23.91%) Selenium
11 11 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
12 10 (21.74%) SoapUI
12 10 (21.74%) REST
12 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (21.74%) SOAP
12 10 (21.74%) XML
12 10 (21.74%) C#

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 11 (23.91%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
2 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
2 11 (23.91%) Selenium
3 10 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 10 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (19.57%) JIRA
4 9 (19.57%) Ranorex
4 9 (19.57%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 28 (60.87%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Marketing
3 9 (19.57%) Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Test Manager
2 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Senior Test Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Test Leader
6 5 (10.87%) Team Leader
6 5 (10.87%) Test Team Leader
7 4 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) AS400 Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Data Migration Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Integration Manager
10 1 (2.17%) QA Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) REST
1 10 (21.74%) SOAP
1 10 (21.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
1 9 (19.57%) Health Informatics
1 9 (19.57%) Informatics
2 3 (6.52%) AS400
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Regression Testing
2 20 (43.48%) Process Improvement
2 20 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 18 (39.13%) SDLC
3 18 (39.13%) Test Strategy
4 17 (36.96%) System Testing
5 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
6 14 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (28.26%) People Management
8 12 (26.09%) Automation Testing
9 11 (23.91%) Load Testing
9 11 (23.91%) Mentoring
10 10 (21.74%) ETL
11 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Project Management
11 9 (19.57%) Resource Management
11 9 (19.57%) Supplier Management
12 8 (17.39%) Quality Management
12 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (15.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (71.74%) ISEB
2 13 (28.26%) Degree
3 11 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (60.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Xceptor
Kent
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