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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 95 97 72
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.18% 0.72% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.84% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 6
Average salary £42,500 £40,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.29% +48.18%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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
928 949 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 84.52% 84.88% 70.67%
Number of salaries quoted 821 809 448
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 January 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 26 January 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 - 4 £22,750 - 2
Dartford - 1 £40,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 17 (73.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 16 (69.57%) MS Office
3 15 (65.22%) Java
4 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
5 13 (56.52%) HTML
5 13 (56.52%) System Testing
5 13 (56.52%) Automation Testing
6 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
6 12 (52.17%) Selenium
6 12 (52.17%) Oracle
6 12 (52.17%) Web Services
6 12 (52.17%) XML
7 7 (30.43%) VB
7 7 (30.43%) QA
8 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Windows
9 5 (21.74%) ISEB
10 4 (17.39%) ETL
10 4 (17.39%) Legal
10 4 (17.39%) WinForms
10 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
10 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 4 (17.39%) .NET
10 4 (17.39%) C#
10 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (17.39%) VB6
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (69.57%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (17.39%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Test Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Software Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) HTML
2 12 (52.17%) Web Services
2 12 (52.17%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) WinForms
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (56.52%) System Testing
2 13 (56.52%) Automation Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) ETL
7 3 (13.04%) Workflow
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) VB6
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
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Salary: 35,000 to 45,000 plus bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership, Health
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
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