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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 96 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.46% 0.41% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 1.29% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 7
Average salary £32,500 £41,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.73% +26.15%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
271 311 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.02% 31.70% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 241 271 272
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
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
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -30 2 £35,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
5 5 (29.41%) QA
5 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
5 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (29.41%) SDLC
6 4 (23.53%) Line Management
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) ERP
6 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (23.53%) JD Edwards
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
6 4 (23.53%) V-Model
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Test Management
7 3 (17.65%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
1 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Testing Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
5 4 (23.53%) Line Management
5 4 (23.53%) V-Model
5 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) ERP
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) ActionScript
3 2 (11.76%) VBA
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.88%) SAP