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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 81 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.22% 1.73% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 4.87% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 6
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £27,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £36,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.26%
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
244 411 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.77% 35.52% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 211 349 295
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £27,780
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
Canterbury -7 4 £32,500 +22.64%
Tunbridge Wells -17 2 £30,000 -
Dartford - 2 £40,000 -
Dover - 2 £25,000 -
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (38.46%) LoadRunner
4 4 (30.77%) JD Edwards
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (30.77%) Resource Management
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Line Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Electronics
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (38.46%) LoadRunner
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) TestDirector
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Testing Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) ERP
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Resource Management
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) VBA
5 1 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) JD Edwards
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP