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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 66 89
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 6 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.90% 2.44% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 8.27% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 23 11
Median salary £31,250 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% -1.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £39,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -4.48%  

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 177 278 247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 26.50% 29.48% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 150 246 206
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 June 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 June 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
Maidstone - 4 £32,500 -
Chatham -5 2 £27,250 -12.09%
ISTQB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
2 16 (76.19%) ISEB
3 14 (66.67%) Finance
4 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
5 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
6 9 (42.86%) Scrum
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
8 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
8 7 (33.33%) C#
8 7 (33.33%) SDLC
9 6 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
9 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
9 6 (28.57%) Marketing
9 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Docker
9 6 (28.57%) DevOps
9 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
10 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
10 5 (23.81%) HP
11 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
11 4 (19.05%) System Integration 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Bluetooth
1 1 (4.76%) GPRS
1 1 (4.76%) WCDMA
1 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 6 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 5 (23.81%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QC Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
4 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 7 (33.33%) SDLC
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (28.57%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 4 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
10 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Docker
1 6 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) SAP