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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 71 98 82
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.42% 1.24% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 1.47% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 9
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
772 1021 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.26% 84.17% 76.68%
Number of salaries quoted 694 805 721
Average salary £44,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 - 10 £25,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (88.24%) SQL
2 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 26 (76.47%) HTML
3 26 (76.47%) MS Office
4 20 (58.82%) Java
4 20 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (55.88%) Oracle
5 19 (55.88%) Web Services
5 19 (55.88%) XML
5 19 (55.88%) System Testing
5 19 (55.88%) Test Automation
5 19 (55.88%) Automation Testing
6 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
6 11 (32.35%) Selenium
7 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (29.41%) Windows
7 10 (29.41%) .NET
7 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 10 (29.41%) QA
7 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (26.47%) VB
9 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 8 (23.53%) VB6
9 8 (23.53%) WinForms
9 8 (23.53%) Degree
10 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
10 7 (20.59%) HTML5
11 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (76.47%) MS Office
2 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Firebug
2 1 (2.94%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Analyst
2 21 (61.76%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Automation Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 6 (17.65%) QA Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Junior
8 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Junior Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) HTML
2 19 (55.88%) Web Services
2 19 (55.88%) XML
3 10 (29.41%) .NET
3 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 8 (23.53%) WinForms
5 7 (20.59%) HTML5
6 3 (8.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (55.88%) System Testing
2 19 (55.88%) Test Automation
2 19 (55.88%) Automation Testing
3 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
4 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.76%) ETL
8 3 (8.82%) Workflow
9 1 (2.94%) Migration
9 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.94%) TDD
9 1 (2.94%) DSDM
9 1 (2.94%) Project Management
9 1 (2.94%) Time Management
9 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.94%) Web Development
9 1 (2.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) SQL
2 20 (58.82%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) VB
4 8 (23.53%) VB6
5 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 19 (55.88%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
Dover
People Source
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dover
People Source
Salary: excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: Excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Loads of benefits/bonuses etc
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago