The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Tester
Rank 90 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Tester 3 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.31% 0.96% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.99% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 2
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -16.27%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £43,750 £37,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +15.89%
Senior 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
949 1012 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.94% 97.12% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 782 873 656
Average salary £40,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Senior Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Senior Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Senior Tester Salary Trend in Kent

Senior 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 Senior Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 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 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Senior Tester
South East

Senior Tester
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Regression Testing
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
1 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (81.82%) Automated Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB

Senior Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Senior 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 Senior Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Regression Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Automated Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Manual Testing
2 2 (18.18%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix