The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 89 88 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.73% 1.54% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.80% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 12
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £32,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
922 944 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.89% 85.28% 75.14%
Number of salaries quoted 803 817 668
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Kent

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Software 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 Software Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Maidstone +3 2 £34,000 -17.07% 1
Dover +2 2 £27,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 24 (63.16%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (44.74%) MS Office
4 16 (42.11%) HTML
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) Java
5 14 (36.84%) QA
6 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
7 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
8 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
8 11 (28.95%) Automation Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
8 11 (28.95%) XML
9 10 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (26.32%) System Testing
10 9 (23.68%) Test Management
10 9 (23.68%) SDLC
10 9 (23.68%) Line Management
10 9 (23.68%) Selenium
10 9 (23.68%) Project Management
10 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (23.68%) Oracle
11 8 (21.05%) .NET
11 8 (21.05%) Web Services
12 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
12 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
12 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
12 7 (18.42%) Supplier Management
12 7 (18.42%) Mentoring

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) 3G
1 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
1 2 (5.26%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) LoadRunner
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 4 (10.53%) TestDirector
5 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.26%) Firebug
6 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
6 2 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.63%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
3 3 (7.89%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Analyst
2 17 (44.74%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Tester
4 9 (23.68%) Test Manager
5 7 (18.42%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Automation Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Software Tester
7 5 (13.16%) QA Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
9 3 (7.89%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
10 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
11 1 (2.63%) QA Manager
11 1 (2.63%) Junior
11 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
11 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) HTML
2 11 (28.95%) XML
3 8 (21.05%) Web Services
3 8 (21.05%) .NET
4 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 6 (15.79%) HTML5
5 4 (10.53%) WinForms
6 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) DTV
3 2 (5.26%) Handset
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
3 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.95%) Automation Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
5 10 (26.32%) System Testing
5 10 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (23.68%) SDLC
6 9 (23.68%) Test Management
6 9 (23.68%) Line Management
6 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (23.68%) Project Management
7 7 (18.42%) Supplier Management
7 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
7 7 (18.42%) People Management
8 4 (10.53%) V-Model
9 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 5 (13.16%) VB
5 4 (10.53%) VB6
6 2 (5.26%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) VBA
7 1 (2.63%) VBScript
7 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
1 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.26%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
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