The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 78 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.34% 0.66% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.83% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 3
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
803 845 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.95% 79.57% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 665 724 571
Average salary £41,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.74% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Kent region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Kent

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells +30 5 £35,000 +16.66%
West Malling - 2 £65,000 - 1
Dover - 2 £27,000 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Manual Testing 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 Manual Testing.

1 28 (63.64%) ISEB
2 27 (61.36%) SQL
2 27 (61.36%) MS Office
3 26 (59.09%) Regression Testing
4 24 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (50.00%) HP
6 21 (47.73%) Degree
7 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
7 17 (38.64%) SoapUI
7 17 (38.64%) C#
7 17 (38.64%) SOAP
8 16 (36.36%) .NET
9 15 (34.09%) System Testing
9 15 (34.09%) XML
9 15 (34.09%) Ranorex
10 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
10 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
11 13 (29.55%) Automation Testing
12 12 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
12 12 (27.27%) Citrix
12 12 (27.27%) QA
12 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (20.45%) LoadRunner
14 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
15 7 (15.91%) V-Model
16 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
16 6 (13.64%) Mentoring

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Manual Testing 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 Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 27 (61.36%) MS Office
2 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) SoapUI
2 15 (34.09%) Ranorex
3 9 (20.45%) LoadRunner
4 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (11.36%) TestDirector
5 5 (11.36%) JIRA
6 2 (4.55%) Selenium
6 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Software Tester
2 15 (34.09%) Senior Test Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Tester
3 13 (29.55%) Analyst
4 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) Senior Tester
5 9 (20.45%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.55%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Principle Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.27%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) SOAP
2 16 (36.36%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) XML
4 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) UNIX
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Regression Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Automated Testing
3 15 (34.09%) System Testing
4 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 13 (29.55%) Automation Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.91%) V-Model
7 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.09%) SOA
9 4 (9.09%) ETL
10 3 (6.82%) Workflow
11 2 (4.55%) Resource Management
11 2 (4.55%) Usability Testing
11 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
11 2 (4.55%) Security Testing
11 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) SQL
2 17 (38.64%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.82%) VB
4 3 (6.82%) VB6
5 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (63.64%) ISEB
2 21 (47.73%) Degree
3 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) HP
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
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Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 Per Annum + benefits
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