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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 91 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.01% 1.09% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.29% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 13
Average salary £30,000 £57,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.82% +130.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £29,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £47,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
892 853 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.21% 84.29% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 790 722 728
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 +8 2 £34,000 -17.07%
Dover +2 2 £27,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) QA
2 13 (39.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Test Strategy
3 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Test Management
4 9 (27.27%) Line Management
4 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Project Management
4 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (27.27%) HTML
5 8 (24.24%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) MS Office
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 8 (24.24%) HP
5 8 (24.24%) ISEB
5 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
6 7 (21.21%) Supplier Management
6 7 (21.21%) Selenium
6 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
6 7 (21.21%) People Management
6 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
6 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
6 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (18.18%) XML
7 6 (18.18%) .NET
7 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.18%) SDLC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) 3G
1 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
1 2 (6.06%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
1 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 4 (12.12%) TestDirector
4 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Firebug
5 1 (3.03%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.09%) Electronics
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Advertising
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) Test Manager
4 8 (24.24%) Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Software Tester
5 5 (15.15%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Testing Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) HTML5
3 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) WinForms
6 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.09%) DTV
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.03%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (39.39%) Test Strategy
2 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 9 (27.27%) Test Management
3 9 (27.27%) Line Management
3 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Project Management
3 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.21%) Supplier Management
4 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.21%) People Management
5 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 6 (18.18%) SDLC
5 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) System Testing
6 5 (15.15%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) V-Model
8 3 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (6.06%) ActionScript
4 2 (6.06%) VBA
4 2 (6.06%) VB6
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) ISEB
1 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
2 1 (3.03%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
1 8 (24.24%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
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