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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 87 103
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.10% 1.44% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.67% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 1
Average salary £34,250 £42,500 £51,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.41% -17.47%
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
985 897 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.87% 86.25% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 861 803 857
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
Chatham - 5 £42,500 -
Dartford +10 4 £25,500 -36.25%
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £50,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £28,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (78.57%) ISEB
2 15 (53.57%) Finance
3 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
5 11 (39.29%) SDLC
6 10 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
6 10 (35.71%) HP
7 9 (32.14%) MS Office
7 9 (32.14%) Banking
7 9 (32.14%) System Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 8 (28.57%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) QA
9 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
10 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (21.43%) Line Management
11 5 (17.86%) Windows
11 5 (17.86%) Linux
12 4 (14.29%) C++
12 4 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
12 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
1 15 (53.57%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Tester
5 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) MVS
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (39.29%) SDLC
3 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 9 (32.14%) System Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (21.43%) Line Management
8 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
8 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Change Management
11 1 (3.57%) Migration
11 1 (3.57%) OOD
11 1 (3.57%) OOP
11 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) ISEB
2 14 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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