The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 66 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 35 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.11% 2.18% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.00% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 34 19 15
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £37,250 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
936 767 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.27% 72.70% 77.56%
Number of salaries quoted 811 651 578
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
System Testing
South East

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 25 July 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 25 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
Canterbury - 4 £22,500 -
Folkestone -8 2 £33,500 -7.58%
Maidstone -15 1 £36,000 +10.76%
Longfield - 1 £35,000 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 48 (85.71%) SQL
2 35 (62.50%) C#
3 33 (58.93%) Degree
4 32 (57.14%) ISEB
5 30 (53.57%) XML
6 25 (44.64%) HP
6 25 (44.64%) MS Office
6 25 (44.64%) HP Quality Center
7 24 (42.86%) SoapUI
7 24 (42.86%) Ranorex
7 24 (42.86%) SOAP
8 23 (41.07%) Test Automation
9 22 (39.29%) Automation Testing
10 19 (33.93%) Oracle
11 17 (30.36%) Manual Testing
12 15 (26.79%) .NET
13 13 (23.21%) ETL
14 11 (19.64%) Finance
15 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
16 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
17 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
17 8 (14.29%) MVC
18 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
18 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 7 (12.50%) Information Security
18 7 (12.50%) VB.NET
18 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
18 7 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
18 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 25 (44.64%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Internet
1 5 (8.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) DTS
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) SoapUI
1 24 (42.86%) Ranorex
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Test Engineer
2 19 (33.93%) Senior Test Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Consultant
4 10 (17.86%) Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 9 (16.07%) Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) IT Consultant
6 7 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Graduate
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Programmer
9 2 (3.57%) Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.79%) Support Consultant
10 1 (1.79%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (53.57%) XML
2 24 (42.86%) SOAP
3 15 (26.79%) .NET
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 3 (5.36%) CSS
6 2 (3.57%) HTML
6 2 (3.57%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.79%) WCF
7 1 (1.79%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) AIX
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Test Automation
2 22 (39.29%) Automation Testing
3 17 (30.36%) Manual Testing
4 13 (23.21%) ETL
5 9 (16.07%) Unit Testing
6 8 (14.29%) MVC
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) Information Security
7 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.50%) SIEM
7 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Web Development
9 5 (8.93%) SOA
10 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (5.36%) Change Management
11 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
12 2 (3.57%) Project Management
12 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (85.71%) SQL
2 35 (62.50%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 5 (8.93%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (58.93%) Degree
2 32 (57.14%) ISEB
3 8 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 25 (44.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) HP
2 19 (33.93%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco
3 5 (8.93%) Apple
3 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.79%) Red Gate
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