The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Kent
Rank 70 77 91
Rank change year-on-year +7 +14  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 29 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.89% 2.54% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.95% 8.22% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 2
Median salary £42,000 £38,000 £32,375
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% +17.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £24,475
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,250 £40,275
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 137 353 226
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 17.23% 30.94% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 105 293 199
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Kent

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Kent.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Kent

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Kent over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB 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 March 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 -1 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Maidstone -6 5 £35,000 +9.37%
ISTQB
South East

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 24 (64.86%) ISEB
2 23 (62.16%) Finance
3 18 (48.65%) Test Strategy
4 16 (43.24%) HP
5 14 (37.84%) Regression Testing
5 14 (37.84%) Software Testing
5 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (37.84%) Process Improvement
6 13 (35.14%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (35.14%) LoadRunner
7 12 (32.43%) HP UFT
7 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
8 11 (29.73%) Marketing
8 11 (29.73%) SDLC
9 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
10 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Banking
10 9 (24.32%) System Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
10 9 (24.32%) C#
10 9 (24.32%) SQL
11 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
12 7 (18.92%) Selenium
12 7 (18.92%) People Management
13 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Load Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Degree
14 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (13.51%) Scrum

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 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) LoadRunner
2 12 (32.43%) HP UFT
3 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (18.92%) Selenium
5 5 (13.51%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
7 3 (8.11%) JIRA
7 3 (8.11%) Ranorex
7 3 (8.11%) Robot Framework
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Marketing
3 9 (24.32%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Test Manager
3 7 (18.92%) Test Leader
4 6 (16.22%) Manual Test Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) QC Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Payments Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) REST
1 4 (10.81%) SOAP
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Test Strategy
2 14 (37.84%) Process Improvement
2 14 (37.84%) Regression Testing
2 14 (37.84%) Software Testing
2 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 11 (29.73%) SDLC
5 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
6 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Integration Testing
6 9 (24.32%) System Testing
7 7 (18.92%) People Management
7 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Load Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.51%) Scrum
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) C#
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) ISEB
2 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
1 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) HP
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) SAP