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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 59 89 96
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.40% 0.73% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 0.82% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 16
Median salary £45,000 £34,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.38% -19.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £26,550 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
732 971 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 92.08% 88.43% 87.84%
Number of salaries quoted 629 864 915
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £29,000 £31,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 10 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham -4 7 £45,000 +32.35%
Dover - 5 £47,500 -
West Malling - 2 £31,500 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 35 (58.33%) Process Improvement
2 33 (55.00%) People Management
3 32 (53.33%) Test Strategy
3 32 (53.33%) Supplier Management
4 31 (51.67%) Mentoring
4 31 (51.67%) Project Management
5 28 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (46.67%) Line Management
5 28 (46.67%) Test Management
6 21 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (35.00%) HP
7 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 15 (25.00%) Selenium
9 14 (23.33%) JIRA
9 14 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (23.33%) HP UFT
9 14 (23.33%) LoadRunner
10 13 (21.67%) Quality Management
11 12 (20.00%) Finance
12 11 (18.33%) ISEB
13 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 10 (16.67%) .NET
14 9 (15.00%) Load Testing
15 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
15 8 (13.33%) Test Planning
15 8 (13.33%) SDLC
15 8 (13.33%) Degree
15 8 (13.33%) Banking
15 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
15 8 (13.33%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Selenium
2 14 (23.33%) HP UFT
2 14 (23.33%) JIRA
2 14 (23.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
2 8 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) German Language
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (58.33%) Test Manager
2 6 (10.00%) Analyst
2 6 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
4 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Release Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (3.33%) QA Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.67%) CSS
2 4 (6.67%) HTML
2 4 (6.67%) SOAP
2 4 (6.67%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) XHTML
2 4 (6.67%) XML
2 4 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
1 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) Solaris
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
2 4 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Process Improvement
2 33 (55.00%) People Management
3 32 (53.33%) Supplier Management
3 32 (53.33%) Test Strategy
4 31 (51.67%) Mentoring
4 31 (51.67%) Project Management
5 28 (46.67%) Line Management
5 28 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (46.67%) Test Management
6 14 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (21.67%) Quality Management
8 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.00%) Load Testing
10 8 (13.33%) SDLC
10 8 (13.33%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.33%) Test Planning
11 7 (11.67%) ITIL
11 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
12 5 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
13 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) Java
2 5 (8.33%) C#
2 5 (8.33%) VB
2 5 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 4 (6.67%) ECMAScript
3 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.67%) PHP
4 3 (5.00%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 11 (18.33%) ISEB
3 8 (13.33%) Degree
4 3 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) HP
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) Xceptor
Maidstone, Kent
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