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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 - 80
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.91% - 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.25% - 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 2
Average salary £32,500 - £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
457 312 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 36.44% 25.26% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 376 278 194
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,390 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 11 £36,000 -
West Malling - 4 £35,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 30 (88.24%) ISEB
2 23 (67.65%) SQL
3 19 (55.88%) Software Testing
4 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
5 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (41.18%) QA
6 13 (38.24%) XML
7 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) Finance
9 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 8 (23.53%) MS Office
10 7 (20.59%) System Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
11 6 (17.65%) VBScript
11 6 (17.65%) Java
11 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
12 5 (14.71%) Internet
12 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
13 4 (11.76%) ETL
13 4 (11.76%) HP
13 4 (11.76%) C#
13 4 (11.76%) .NET
13 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (11.76%) Selenium
13 4 (11.76%) Test Management
14 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
14 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
14 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
2 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.88%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Analyst
2 22 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 12 (35.29%) QA Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) UAT Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) UNIX
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Software Testing
2 18 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.59%) System Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Test Management
8 4 (11.76%) ETL
9 3 (8.82%) Migration
9 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.94%) DSDM
11 1 (2.94%) Scrum
11 1 (2.94%) Agile Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.94%) Time Management
11 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) VBScript
2 6 (17.65%) Java
2 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (88.24%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) VMware
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