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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.29% 1.00% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.21% 4.49% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 11
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £38,000 £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
268 245 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 27.95% 22.23% 35.05%
Number of salaries quoted 237 202 367
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £24,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £52,500 £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 July 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 July 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
Chatham - 13 £31,000 -
West Malling - 1 £31,750 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 42 (87.50%) ISEB
2 38 (79.17%) SDLC
3 37 (77.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (72.92%) Test Strategy
5 33 (68.75%) Regression Testing
6 31 (64.58%) Test Scripting
6 31 (64.58%) System Integration Testing
7 30 (62.50%) Finance
8 26 (54.17%) Integration Testing
9 22 (45.83%) AS400
10 13 (27.08%) System Testing
11 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
12 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (18.75%) SQL
13 8 (16.67%) Degree
13 8 (16.67%) Selenium
13 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
14 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
15 6 (12.50%) QA
16 5 (10.42%) HP
16 5 (10.42%) Legal
16 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (10.42%) Test Management
16 5 (10.42%) Line Management
16 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
16 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
17 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
17 4 (8.33%) Banking
17 4 (8.33%) HP UFT

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:

Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.25%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Legal
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (81.25%) Analyst
2 34 (70.83%) Test Analyst
3 17 (35.42%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) XML Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.08%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Developer in Test
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) HTML
1 4 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) AS400
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) SDLC
2 37 (77.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (72.92%) Test Strategy
4 33 (68.75%) Regression Testing
5 31 (64.58%) System Integration Testing
5 31 (64.58%) Test Scripting
6 26 (54.17%) Integration Testing
7 13 (27.08%) System Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Line Management
11 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.42%) Test Management
12 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (6.25%) Load Testing
13 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (87.50%) ISEB
2 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft