The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 90 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 25 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.42% 2.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 2.40% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 0
Average salary £35,000 £31,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Software 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
930 1040 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.98% 97.20% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 766 895 677
Average salary £40,000 £44,250 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% +5.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 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 +24 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (78.26%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) MS Office
2 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
3 15 (65.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (65.22%) Manual Testing
4 14 (60.87%) Citrix
4 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
5 13 (56.52%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (47.83%) SQL
7 9 (39.13%) Regression Testing
8 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
8 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 7 (30.43%) ISEB
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) QA
10 5 (21.74%) VB
10 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
10 5 (21.74%) Workflow
10 5 (21.74%) WinForms
10 5 (21.74%) VB6
10 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
10 5 (21.74%) Selenium
10 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
11 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
12 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (13.04%) Finance
12 3 (13.04%) Migration
12 3 (13.04%) Software Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (73.91%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) Firebug
3 2 (8.70%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) WinForms
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Manual Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Regression Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Workflow
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
3 5 (21.74%) VB
3 5 (21.74%) VB6
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 6 (26.09%) Degree
3 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (60.87%) Citrix