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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.81% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.13% 1.53% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 4
Median salary £50,000 £30,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.82%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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
263 262 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 30.83% 24.69% 31.12%
Number of salaries quoted 243 234 264
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
West Malling - 8 £47,500 -
Chatham - 6 £50,000 -
Dover - 2 £51,250 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 36 (78.26%) ISEB
2 30 (65.22%) Finance
3 28 (60.87%) SDLC
4 25 (54.35%) Test Strategy
5 23 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 23 (50.00%) HP
5 23 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (47.83%) Test Scripting
7 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
8 15 (32.61%) System Integration Testing
9 13 (28.26%) AS400
9 13 (28.26%) Integration Testing
9 13 (28.26%) System Testing
9 13 (28.26%) Smoke Testing
10 12 (26.09%) Degree
11 11 (23.91%) SQL
11 11 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (23.91%) People Management
12 10 (21.74%) Automation Testing
12 10 (21.74%) MS Office
12 10 (21.74%) Selenium
13 9 (19.57%) JIRA
13 9 (19.57%) Supplier Management
13 9 (19.57%) XML
13 9 (19.57%) Project Management
13 9 (19.57%) HP UFT
13 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
13 9 (19.57%) Quality Management
13 9 (19.57%) Load Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Xceptor
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Selenium
2 9 (19.57%) HP UFT
2 9 (19.57%) JIRA
2 9 (19.57%) LoadRunner
3 7 (15.22%) Ranorex
3 7 (15.22%) Robot Framework
3 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
3 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 30 (65.22%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Marketing
3 6 (13.04%) Legal
4 5 (10.87%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Analyst
2 19 (41.30%) Test Analyst
3 14 (30.43%) Test Manager
4 12 (26.09%) AS400 Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Test Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
7 4 (8.70%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (6.52%) Manual 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%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Systems Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) XML
2 7 (15.22%) REST
2 7 (15.22%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) AS400
2 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.22%) Health Informatics
2 7 (15.22%) Informatics
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) SDLC
2 25 (54.35%) Test Strategy
3 23 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 23 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
6 15 (32.61%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (28.26%) Integration Testing
7 13 (28.26%) Smoke Testing
7 13 (28.26%) System Testing
8 11 (23.91%) People Management
9 10 (21.74%) Automation Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Load Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
10 9 (19.57%) Project Management
10 9 (19.57%) Quality Management
10 9 (19.57%) Supplier Management
11 8 (17.39%) ETL
11 8 (17.39%) Test Management
12 7 (15.22%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (78.26%) ISEB
2 12 (26.09%) Degree
3 11 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
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