The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 66 87 74
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 31 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.80% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 0.79% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29 5 1
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -22.58%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
916 764 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.67% 72.83% 77.22%
Number of salaries quoted 793 648 568
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,050 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Manual Testing
South East

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
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 22 July 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 +21 14 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Dover - 5 £27,000 -
Canterbury - 2 £26,500 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (65.12%) MS Office
1 28 (65.12%) ISEB
2 27 (62.79%) SQL
3 25 (58.14%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (53.49%) Degree
4 23 (53.49%) HP
5 16 (37.21%) C#
5 16 (37.21%) SOAP
5 16 (37.21%) XML
5 16 (37.21%) Automated Testing
5 16 (37.21%) System Testing
5 16 (37.21%) SoapUI
5 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 16 (37.21%) Ranorex
6 14 (32.56%) Automation Testing
6 14 (32.56%) .NET
7 12 (27.91%) Citrix
7 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET
7 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
7 12 (27.91%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (25.58%) QA
9 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
9 9 (20.93%) LoadRunner
10 7 (16.28%) V-Model
10 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
11 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) UNIX
12 5 (11.63%) TestDirector

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 28 (65.12%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) SoapUI
1 16 (37.21%) Ranorex
2 9 (20.93%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (11.63%) TestDirector
4 5 (11.63%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Tester
1 16 (37.21%) Software Tester
1 16 (37.21%) Test Engineer
1 16 (37.21%) Senior Test Engineer
2 14 (32.56%) Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Senior Tester
4 9 (20.93%) Senior Software Tester
5 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
5 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) SOAP
1 16 (37.21%) XML
2 14 (32.56%) .NET
3 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.98%) NHS
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Automated Testing
1 16 (37.21%) System Testing
1 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
2 14 (32.56%) Automation Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
4 7 (16.28%) V-Model
4 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.98%) SOA
7 3 (6.98%) ETL
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
7 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.65%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.98%) VB
4 3 (6.98%) VB6
5 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (65.12%) ISEB
2 23 (53.49%) Degree
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (58.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) HP
2 12 (27.91%) Citrix
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) JD Edwards
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
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