The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 65 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 31 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.11% 1.12% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 1.39% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 7
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,250 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £49,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
System 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
831 866 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.35% 80.93% 79.28%
Number of salaries quoted 687 745 552
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

System Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Kent region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Kent

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

System 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 System Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 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
(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
Folkestone -3 6 £33,500 +11.66%
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 51 (86.44%) SQL
2 40 (67.80%) Degree
3 36 (61.02%) C#
4 33 (55.93%) XML
4 33 (55.93%) ISEB
5 28 (47.46%) HP
5 28 (47.46%) Regression Testing
5 28 (47.46%) MS Office
5 28 (47.46%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (45.76%) SoapUI
6 27 (45.76%) Ranorex
6 27 (45.76%) SOAP
7 25 (42.37%) Automation Testing
8 24 (40.68%) Test Automation
9 21 (35.59%) Oracle
10 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
11 18 (30.51%) ETL
12 14 (23.73%) Manual Testing
12 14 (23.73%) Finance
13 13 (22.03%) .NET
14 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
15 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
15 11 (18.64%) Information Security
15 11 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (18.64%) PCI DSS
15 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 10 (16.95%) Windows
17 9 (15.25%) AIX
17 9 (15.25%) Linux
17 9 (15.25%) Cisco

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) Documentum
Applications
1 28 (47.46%) MS Office
2 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Firewall
2 7 (11.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.78%) DTS
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (45.76%) SoapUI
1 27 (45.76%) Ranorex
2 11 (18.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Test Engineer
2 15 (25.42%) Senior Test Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Consultant
4 11 (18.64%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) IT Consultant
5 9 (15.25%) IT Security Consultant
5 9 (15.25%) Security Consultant
6 8 (13.56%) Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Graduate
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Web Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Programmer
10 3 (5.08%) Systems Programmer
11 2 (3.39%) Trainee
11 2 (3.39%) Tester
11 2 (3.39%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.93%) XML
2 27 (45.76%) SOAP
3 13 (22.03%) .NET
4 5 (8.47%) CSS
5 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 4 (6.78%) Classic ASP
6 3 (5.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.69%) WCF
7 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.69%) CSS3
7 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) AIX
2 9 (15.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Regression Testing
2 25 (42.37%) Automation Testing
3 24 (40.68%) Test Automation
4 18 (30.51%) ETL
5 14 (23.73%) Manual Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Information Security
7 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
7 9 (15.25%) SIEM
8 7 (11.86%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.17%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) MVC
9 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.47%) SOA
10 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.78%) TDD
11 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
11 4 (6.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (86.44%) SQL
2 36 (61.02%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) VB.NET
4 6 (10.17%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.08%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (67.80%) Degree
2 33 (55.93%) ISEB
3 7 (11.86%) CISSP
4 5 (8.47%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (18.64%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 28 (47.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) HP
2 21 (35.59%) Oracle
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco
3 9 (15.25%) Apple
3 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.39%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
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