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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 64 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 27 32 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.72% 2.76% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 3.43% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 23 32 27
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £39,150
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +15.94%
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
807 934 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.43% 80.52% 74.46%
Number of salaries quoted 718 775 731
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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
Sevenoaks - 7 £17,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £65,000 -
Folkestone +4 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Maidstone +6 1 £40,000 +11.11%
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 22 (56.41%) Web Services
3 19 (48.72%) XML
4 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 17 (43.59%) Java
6 16 (41.03%) Unit Testing
7 14 (35.90%) HTML
8 12 (30.77%) MS Office
8 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
8 12 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
8 12 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (30.77%) SDLC
9 11 (28.21%) .NET
9 11 (28.21%) C#
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
11 7 (17.95%) SLA
11 7 (17.95%) Macromedia
12 6 (15.38%) Windows
12 6 (15.38%) IIS
12 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
13 5 (12.82%) WCF
13 5 (12.82%) WPF
13 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (12.82%) Big Data
13 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.82%) REST
13 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.82%) Big Data
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.56%) DTS
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) ObjectDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
2 17 (43.59%) Developer
3 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 10 (25.64%) Automation Analyst
4 10 (25.64%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 7 (17.95%) Support Technician
5 7 (17.95%) Support Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) AWS Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Consultant
9 2 (5.13%) Junior
9 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (56.41%) Web Services
2 19 (48.72%) XML
3 14 (35.90%) HTML
4 11 (28.21%) .NET
5 5 (12.82%) XSD
5 5 (12.82%) XSLT
5 5 (12.82%) JMS
5 5 (12.82%) WinForms
5 5 (12.82%) REST
5 5 (12.82%) WCF
5 5 (12.82%) WPF
5 5 (12.82%) SOAP
6 1 (2.56%) LINQ
6 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Unit Testing
2 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
2 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 12 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
2 12 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
2 12 (30.77%) SDLC
3 6 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
4 5 (12.82%) SOA
4 5 (12.82%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Coaching
6 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.13%) Web Development
7 1 (2.56%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) MVVM
7 1 (2.56%) OWASP
7 1 (2.56%) SEO
7 1 (2.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) SQL
2 17 (43.59%) Java
3 11 (28.21%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
5 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Macromedia
4 5 (12.82%) webMethods
5 1 (2.56%) Sitecore