Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 44 60
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.36% 1.40% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.59% 6.93% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Kent median daily rate £325 £371 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.46% +76.79% -37.78%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £205
90th Percentile £350 £456 £215
South East median daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 73 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.20% 20.20% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 70 44
Kent median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £216
90th Percentile £526 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -51.50%
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Kent

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Kent

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 2 £300 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 3 (42.86%) JMeter
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 3 (42.86%) Confluence
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Component Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) JMeter
2 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Test Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) AS400 Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Regression Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Smoke Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Component Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft