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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 70 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 28 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.72% 1.54% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.05% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 10
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £48,300 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
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
864 831 631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.88% 75.27% 75.84%
Number of salaries quoted 733 712 570
Average salary £42,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 22 August 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
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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 -8 4 £33,500 -4.28%
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (86.89%) SQL
2 38 (62.30%) C#
2 38 (62.30%) Degree
3 35 (57.38%) ISEB
4 33 (54.10%) XML
5 28 (45.90%) MS Office
5 28 (45.90%) HP
5 28 (45.90%) Regression Testing
5 28 (45.90%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (44.26%) SoapUI
6 27 (44.26%) Ranorex
6 27 (44.26%) SOAP
7 26 (42.62%) Test Automation
8 25 (40.98%) Automation Testing
9 21 (34.43%) Oracle
10 17 (27.87%) Manual Testing
11 16 (26.23%) ETL
12 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
12 15 (24.59%) .NET
13 13 (21.31%) Finance
14 9 (14.75%) Management Information System
14 9 (14.75%) Information Security
14 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
14 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
14 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
14 9 (14.75%) SIEM
14 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
15 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
15 8 (13.11%) Windows

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 28 (45.90%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Firewall
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.56%) DTS
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (44.26%) SoapUI
1 27 (44.26%) Ranorex
2 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (42.62%) Test Engineer
2 19 (31.15%) Senior Test Engineer
3 13 (21.31%) Consultant
4 10 (16.39%) Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Test Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) IT Consultant
5 9 (14.75%) Security Consultant
5 9 (14.75%) Developer
5 9 (14.75%) IT Security Consultant
6 7 (11.48%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Programmer
8 3 (4.92%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Graduate
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Programmer
9 2 (3.28%) Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.64%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (54.10%) XML
2 27 (44.26%) SOAP
3 15 (24.59%) .NET
4 5 (8.20%) CSS
5 4 (6.56%) HTML
5 4 (6.56%) Classic ASP
6 3 (4.92%) Web Services
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.64%) WCF
7 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.64%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) AIX
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Regression Testing
2 26 (42.62%) Test Automation
3 25 (40.98%) Automation Testing
4 17 (27.87%) Manual Testing
5 16 (26.23%) ETL
6 9 (14.75%) Information Security
6 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
6 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
6 9 (14.75%) SIEM
7 8 (13.11%) MVC
8 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (9.84%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.20%) SOA
11 4 (6.56%) TDD
11 4 (6.56%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (86.89%) SQL
2 38 (62.30%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.84%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.20%) Java
6 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (62.30%) Degree
2 35 (57.38%) ISEB
3 8 (13.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (11.48%) CISSP
4 7 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) PCI DSS
1 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 28 (45.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) HP
2 21 (34.43%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) Apple
3 7 (11.48%) CheckPoint
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.28%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.64%) Red Gate
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