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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Kent
Rank 70 82 107
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 20 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.06% 1.77% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.41% 5.71% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 1
Median salary £42,000 £41,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -2.95%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
149 350 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 18.06% 31.00% 23.32%
Number of salaries quoted 108 287 218
Median salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -4 6 £39,750 -11.66%
Maidstone - 2 £37,500 - 2
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 26 (60.47%) ISEB
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 24 (55.81%) HP
3 21 (48.84%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (44.19%) Test Strategy
5 18 (41.86%) Process Improvement
5 18 (41.86%) Software Testing
6 17 (39.53%) LoadRunner
7 16 (37.21%) Regression Testing
8 15 (34.88%) HP UFT
8 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (34.88%) SDLC
9 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
10 13 (30.23%) Marketing
11 12 (27.91%) People Management
12 11 (25.58%) Automation Testing
12 11 (25.58%) Mentoring
12 11 (25.58%) SQL
12 11 (25.58%) Banking
12 11 (25.58%) System Testing
13 10 (23.26%) Load Testing
13 10 (23.26%) Selenium
14 9 (20.93%) Integration Testing
14 9 (20.93%) Degree
15 8 (18.60%) C#
15 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (16.28%) Project Management
16 7 (16.28%) JIRA
16 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
16 7 (16.28%) Supplier Management

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 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) LoadRunner
2 15 (34.88%) HP UFT
3 10 (23.26%) Selenium
4 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (16.28%) JIRA
6 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.63%) Ranorex
7 5 (11.63%) Robot Framework
8 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.33%) Toad
General
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Marketing
3 11 (25.58%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Analyst
1 15 (34.88%) Test Manager
2 13 (30.23%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.95%) Manual Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Team Leader
5 5 (11.63%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) QC Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (2.33%) Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Payments Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) REST
1 6 (13.95%) SOAP
1 6 (13.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Test Strategy
2 18 (41.86%) Process Improvement
2 18 (41.86%) Software Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Regression Testing
4 15 (34.88%) SDLC
4 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
6 12 (27.91%) People Management
7 11 (25.58%) Automation Testing
7 11 (25.58%) Mentoring
7 11 (25.58%) System Testing
8 10 (23.26%) Load Testing
9 9 (20.93%) Integration Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Project Management
10 7 (16.28%) Supplier Management
11 6 (13.95%) ETL
11 6 (13.95%) Quality Management
11 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.63%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) Degree
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (48.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
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