Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 83 132
Rank change year-on-year -14 +49 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 9 46 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.68% 2.68% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 9.87% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9 44 17
Kent median annual salary £27,500 £47,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.11% +53.23% -24.39%
10th Percentile £21,000 £29,675 £27,300
90th Percentile £36,750 £52,500 £36,150
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 321 466 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.28% 27.16% 24.75%
Number of salaries quoted 295 420 477
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,225 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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
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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham -9 6 £22,000 -48.24%
Maidstone - 1 £30,000 -
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) SDLC
3 7 (77.78%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
5 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
6 4 (44.44%) Degree
7 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (33.33%) C#
7 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (22.22%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (22.22%) HP
8 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
8 2 (22.22%) SQL
8 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (22.22%) .NET
8 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 2 (22.22%) QA
8 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 2 (22.22%) Marketing
9 1 (11.11%) Selenium
9 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 1 (11.11%) System 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) UAT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing Technology
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) SDLC
2 7 (77.78%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (11.11%) DevOps
7 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft