The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 91 85 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.42% 0.58% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.78% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 10
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £35,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £35,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1027 894 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 80.93% 74.25% 71.77%
Number of salaries quoted 811 743 490
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,740 £50,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -25 10 - - 1
West Malling - 3 £35,000 -
Dover - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 21 (80.77%) ISEB
3 19 (73.08%) ISTQB
4 17 (65.38%) QA
4 17 (65.38%) Test Scripting
5 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (50.00%) XML
7 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 6 (23.08%) VBScript
8 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 5 (19.23%) Java
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (15.38%) Test Management
10 4 (15.38%) ETL
10 4 (15.38%) System Testing
10 4 (15.38%) JIRA
11 3 (11.54%) TestDirector
11 3 (11.54%) Finance
11 3 (11.54%) MS Office
12 2 (7.69%) Degree
12 2 (7.69%) UNIX
12 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
12 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
12 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
13 1 (3.85%) Citrix
13 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (3.85%) Legal

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) TestDirector
3 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.85%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Analyst
2 18 (69.23%) Test Analyst
3 12 (46.15%) QA Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) QA Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Test Scripting
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Management
5 4 (15.38%) ETL
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) DSDM
6 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Logistics
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) VBScript
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) ISEB
2 19 (73.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (65.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
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