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

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.32% 1.25% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.33% 5.04% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 24 10 13
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £24,750 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,525 £35,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
341 238 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 31.69% 24.84% 35.62%
Number of salaries quoted 296 203 359
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
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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
Chatham -4 2 £38,000 -30.90%
West Malling - 2 £31,750 -
Tunbridge Wells -1 1 £47,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £32,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 42 (85.71%) ISEB
2 41 (83.67%) SDLC
3 35 (71.43%) Test Strategy
4 32 (65.31%) Finance
4 32 (65.31%) Regression Testing
4 32 (65.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (65.31%) Test Scripting
5 29 (59.18%) System Integration Testing
6 24 (48.98%) Integration Testing
7 19 (38.78%) AS400
8 17 (34.69%) System Testing
9 15 (30.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
11 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
11 13 (26.53%) SQL
12 11 (22.45%) Banking
13 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (20.41%) MS Office
14 9 (18.37%) HP
14 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
14 9 (18.37%) QA
14 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (16.33%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (16.33%) Degree
15 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
16 7 (14.29%) Selenium
16 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
16 7 (14.29%) Line Management
16 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (12.24%) Mathematics

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) TestComplete
3 3 (6.12%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (65.31%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (81.63%) Analyst
2 30 (61.22%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 2 (4.08%) XML Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.04%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) HTML
1 4 (8.16%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) AS400
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) SDLC
2 35 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 32 (65.31%) Regression Testing
3 32 (65.31%) Test Scripting
3 32 (65.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (59.18%) System Integration Testing
5 24 (48.98%) Integration Testing
6 17 (34.69%) System Testing
7 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
9 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (14.29%) Line Management
12 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
14 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (8.16%) Project Planning
15 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
16 2 (4.08%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (85.71%) ISEB
2 15 (30.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (16.33%) Degree
4 5 (10.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft