The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 90 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.30% 0.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
QA Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
938 1122 1102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.04% 96.81% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 851 946 940
Average salary £35,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Kent

QA Tester
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Dover - 1 - -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Handset
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (50.00%) Firebug
3 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) V-Model
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) SAP

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Firebug
2 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Handset
2 1 (25.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) SAP