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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 73 - 97
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.18% - 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.84% - 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 24 0 8
Average salary £34,750 - £20,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
351 255 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 31.88% 24.66% 35.27%
Number of salaries quoted 292 229 329
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 5 February 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 6 £45,000 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £30,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 30 (85.71%) ISEB
2 27 (77.14%) Test Scripting
2 27 (77.14%) SDLC
3 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
3 24 (68.57%) Finance
4 21 (60.00%) Regression Testing
5 17 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (42.86%) Integration Testing
6 15 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
7 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Automated Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Banking
9 10 (28.57%) HP
9 10 (28.57%) System Testing
9 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (25.71%) QA
11 8 (22.86%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.86%) MS Office
11 8 (22.86%) AS400
11 8 (22.86%) Line Management
12 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (20.00%) SQL
13 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
14 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
15 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (2.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
2 2 (5.71%) TestComplete
General
1 24 (68.57%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Analyst
2 22 (62.86%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) AS400 Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Business Change Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) RESTful
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) AS400
2 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
3 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) SDLC
1 27 (77.14%) Test Scripting
2 24 (68.57%) Test Strategy
3 21 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 17 (48.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 15 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (31.43%) Automated Testing
8 10 (28.57%) System Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (22.86%) Line Management
9 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Project Planning
12 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
14 1 (2.86%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) ActionScript
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (85.71%) ISEB
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) HP
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft