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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 88 78 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 21 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.65% 1.16% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.57% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 18
Average salary £35,000 £37,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.35% -0.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,800 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -0.54%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1027 894 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 80.93% 74.25% 71.77%
Number of salaries quoted 811 743 490
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,740 £50,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Folkestone -4 7 £35,000 -
West Malling - 4 £35,000 -
Maidstone - 2 £36,000 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (100.00%) SQL
2 21 (61.76%) C#
3 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 15 (44.12%) ISEB
5 14 (41.18%) SOAP
5 14 (41.18%) XML
5 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
6 12 (35.29%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (35.29%) .NET
6 12 (35.29%) Oracle
6 12 (35.29%) MVC
6 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
6 12 (35.29%) Web Development
7 11 (32.35%) MS Office
8 10 (29.41%) Automation Testing
9 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
9 9 (26.47%) Ranorex
9 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
9 9 (26.47%) Degree
9 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
9 9 (26.47%) HP
9 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
10 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
11 6 (17.65%) QA
11 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (14.71%) Selenium
12 5 (14.71%) Sahi
12 5 (14.71%) Keyword-Driven Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.82%) DTS
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) SoapUI
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (26.47%) Ranorex
4 5 (14.71%) Selenium
4 5 (14.71%) Sahi
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Test Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Software Tester
4 5 (14.71%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
5 1 (2.94%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) SOAP
1 14 (41.18%) XML
2 12 (35.29%) .NET
3 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
3 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 3 (8.82%) Classic ASP
4 3 (8.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 12 (35.29%) MVC
2 12 (35.29%) Unit Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Web Development
3 10 (29.41%) Automation Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
5 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 5 (14.71%) ETL
7 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.82%) Change Management
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
10 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) SQL
2 21 (61.76%) C#
3 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Ruby
4 5 (14.71%) Python
4 5 (14.71%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) VBScript
6 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) ISEB
2 9 (26.47%) Degree
3 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 9 (26.47%) HP
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