The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 107 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 6 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.47% 0.082% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.088% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Average salary £32,500 £26,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.64% +12.76%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1229 1130 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.02% 92.93% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 995 949 685
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Kent

Software 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 Software Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -21 2 - - 2
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) QA
3 8 (53.33%) Selenium
4 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) SOAP
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) Ruby
6 5 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) Sahi
6 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) NHS
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
8 3 (20.00%) MS Office
8 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 2 (13.33%) Software Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Sahi
2 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) SOAP
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 5 (33.33%) System Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Python
3 5 (33.33%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
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