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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 100 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.10% 1.13% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 3.05% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £42,250 £20,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+111.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
243 426 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.45% 37.17% 24.94%
Number of salaries quoted 217 352 168
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
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