The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 7 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.63% 1.33% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 4.28% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 5
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.73%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
398 327 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 35.57% 31.14% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 347 293 151
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
South East

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram 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 29 July 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
Tunbridge Wells +17 2 £30,000 +27.65%
Maidstone -16 1 £41,000 +26.15%
Canterbury - 1 £26,500 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (100.00%) ISEB
2 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 12 (42.86%) QA
5 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 11 (39.29%) XML
6 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
8 8 (28.57%) System Testing
8 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Java
8 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (21.43%) MS Office
10 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
11 5 (17.86%) .NET
11 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
12 4 (14.29%) VBScript
12 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 4 (14.29%) ETL
12 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (14.29%) Selenium
13 3 (10.71%) Migration
13 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
13 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
13 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
13 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (10.71%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.14%) Ranorex
3 2 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Analyst
2 19 (67.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (39.29%) QA Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Tester
5 5 (17.86%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 8 (28.57%) System Testing
5 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
8 4 (14.29%) ETL
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 2 (7.14%) ERP
10 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
10 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.57%) BDD
11 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
11 1 (3.57%) Release Management
11 1 (3.57%) TDD
11 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
11 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) VBScript
4 3 (10.71%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) JD Edwards
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
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