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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.83% 2.26% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 2.84% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 7
Average salary £49,250 £27,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+79.09% -32.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £22,550 £39,743
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,850 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
803 845 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.95% 79.57% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 665 724 571
Average salary £41,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.74% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
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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 +26 5 £65,000 +126.08%
Maidstone +1 3 £41,000 +10.06%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (75.00%) ISEB
2 18 (56.25%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (46.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (43.75%) QA
6 12 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
8 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
9 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
9 7 (21.88%) C#
9 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
9 7 (21.88%) XML
9 7 (21.88%) Selenium
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 6 (18.75%) .NET
11 5 (15.63%) Java
11 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.63%) HP
11 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
11 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (15.63%) SaaS
11 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
11 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
11 5 (15.63%) JIRA
12 4 (12.50%) System Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) SaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.63%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) NUnit
3 4 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 4 (12.50%) TestDirector
3 4 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (9.38%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 16 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Tester
4 7 (21.88%) Test Manager
5 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) QA Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) QA Manager
6 5 (15.63%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
8 3 (9.38%) Lead Tester
8 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
9 2 (6.25%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Release Manager
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (6.25%) Senior Tester
9 2 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 6 (18.75%) .NET
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) XSLT
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) OOP
7 4 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) SOA
8 3 (9.38%) TDD
8 3 (9.38%) BDD
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) V-Model
9 2 (6.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
2 7 (21.88%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) Java
5 4 (12.50%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) ISEB
2 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
1 5 (15.63%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix
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