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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 84 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.54% 1.60% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.20% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 6
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -32.92%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
928 774 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.83% 72.95% 77.17%
Number of salaries quoted 798 662 578
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £57,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(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 +18 9 £65,000 +176.59%
Maidstone -14 1 £41,000 +36.66%
Dover - 1 £27,000 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (78.38%) ISEB
2 26 (70.27%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) QA
3 18 (48.65%) Test Scripting
4 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
5 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
6 13 (35.14%) XML
7 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
8 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
10 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
11 6 (16.22%) Finance
11 6 (16.22%) .NET
11 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
11 6 (16.22%) System Testing
12 5 (13.51%) JIRA
12 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Selenium
12 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
12 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (13.51%) SaaS
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.51%) HP
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.51%) Java
12 5 (13.51%) C#
13 4 (10.81%) NUnit

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) PaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.81%) NUnit
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) TestDirector
2 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
2 4 (10.81%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.70%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Analyst
2 24 (64.86%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) QA Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.51%) QA Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Lead Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 1 (2.70%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) XML
2 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) XSLT
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Test Scripting
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
6 6 (16.22%) System Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
8 4 (10.81%) ETL
8 4 (10.81%) OOP
8 4 (10.81%) OO
8 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.11%) V-Model
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.41%) Workflow
10 2 (5.41%) ITIL
10 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) T-SQL
4 5 (13.51%) Java
4 5 (13.51%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) VBScript
6 2 (5.41%) VB
7 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (78.38%) ISEB
2 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
3 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix