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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 92 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 0.82% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 2.80% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 4
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% -20.73%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
331 322 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 32.71% 29.41% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 293 290 170
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,750 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 2014. 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
Maidstone -10 2 £41,000 +26.15% 1
Tunbridge Wells +25 1 - -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (75.00%) SQL
3 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
4 9 (37.50%) QA
4 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 9 (37.50%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) System Testing
5 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) MS Office
6 7 (29.17%) XML
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Selenium
8 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) .NET
8 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.67%) VBScript
9 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.67%) ETL
9 4 (16.67%) C#
9 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 3 (12.50%) Migration
10 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 7 (29.17%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Tester
5 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) System Testing
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.67%) ETL
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) ERP
9 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
9 2 (8.33%) TDD
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.17%) Release Management
10 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
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