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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 71 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 24 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.30% 2.03% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.51% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 3
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
812 955 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.12% 80.73% 74.64%
Number of salaries quoted 719 796 744
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 £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Tunbridge Wells -15 4 £27,000 -40.00%
Dover +6 3 £25,000 -16.66%
Canterbury - 2 £37,500 -
Maidstone +5 1 £40,000 -
Folkestone - 1 £19,250 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 (70.00%) SQL
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
3 20 (50.00%) HTML
3 20 (50.00%) MS Office
4 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (37.50%) Java
5 15 (37.50%) QA
6 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (35.00%) XML
7 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
7 13 (32.50%) Automation Testing
8 12 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (30.00%) SDLC
8 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
8 12 (30.00%) System Testing
8 12 (30.00%) .NET
8 12 (30.00%) Oracle
8 12 (30.00%) Web Services
9 11 (27.50%) Windows
10 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 10 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (22.50%) Line Management
11 9 (22.50%) Degree
11 9 (22.50%) Test Management
11 9 (22.50%) VB
11 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (22.50%) Project Management
11 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 20 (50.00%) MS Office
2 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.00%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (5.00%) Subversion
5 2 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (5.00%) Firebug
5 2 (5.00%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Test Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Tester
4 10 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
5 9 (22.50%) Test Manager
6 8 (20.00%) Software Tester
7 6 (15.00%) QA Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
9 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Junior
9 2 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Junior Software Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Quality Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Junior Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Junior Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Testing Manager
10 1 (2.50%) Head of Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) HTML
2 14 (35.00%) XML
3 12 (30.00%) .NET
3 12 (30.00%) Web Services
4 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (20.00%) WinForms
6 7 (17.50%) HTML5
7 3 (7.50%) Silverlight
8 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) DTV
2 2 (5.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Automation Testing
4 12 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (30.00%) SDLC
4 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 12 (30.00%) System Testing
5 9 (22.50%) Line Management
5 9 (22.50%) Test Management
5 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (22.50%) Project Management
5 9 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.50%) Supplier Management
6 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.50%) People Management
7 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (70.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) VB
4 8 (20.00%) VB6
5 7 (17.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.00%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) JD Edwards
5 2 (5.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.50%) VMware