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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 94 91 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 16 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.39% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.21% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 8
Average salary £42,500 £60,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% +46.34%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
985 993 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.36% 82.54% 69.70%
Number of salaries quoted 867 867 463
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,275 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Maidstone +6 4 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Folkestone -6 4 £33,500 -4.28%
Tonbridge - 1 £15,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £45,000 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (93.88%) SQL
2 29 (59.18%) Oracle
3 27 (55.10%) Automation Testing
4 26 (53.06%) MS Office
4 26 (53.06%) XML
4 26 (53.06%) Degree
5 24 (48.98%) C#
6 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 21 (42.86%) Test Automation
7 20 (40.82%) ETL
8 17 (34.69%) HTML
8 17 (34.69%) Regression Testing
9 16 (32.65%) HP
9 16 (32.65%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (30.61%) SOAP
10 15 (30.61%) ISEB
10 15 (30.61%) SoapUI
10 15 (30.61%) Ranorex
11 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
12 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
12 12 (24.49%) Finance
12 12 (24.49%) Information Security
12 12 (24.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (24.49%) PCI DSS
13 11 (22.45%) Windows
13 11 (22.45%) AIX
13 11 (22.45%) Linux
13 11 (22.45%) Cisco
13 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
13 11 (22.45%) Apple

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (53.06%) MS Office
2 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (14.29%) DTS
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) ObjectDB
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) SoapUI
1 15 (30.61%) Ranorex
2 11 (22.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (18.37%) Selenium
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Test Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Consultant
3 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) IT Consultant
5 8 (16.33%) IT Security Consultant
5 8 (16.33%) Security Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Trainee
7 4 (8.16%) Graduate
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Database Designer
8 1 (2.04%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.04%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.04%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (53.06%) XML
2 17 (34.69%) HTML
3 15 (30.61%) SOAP
4 10 (20.41%) Web Services
5 8 (16.33%) .NET
6 7 (14.29%) Classic ASP
6 7 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
1 11 (22.45%) AIX
1 11 (22.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Automation Testing
2 21 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 20 (40.82%) ETL
4 17 (34.69%) Regression Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Information Security
6 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
7 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.33%) SIEM
8 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (14.29%) Project Management
9 7 (14.29%) TDD
9 7 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (14.29%) MVC
9 7 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.20%) SOA
11 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (93.88%) SQL
2 24 (48.98%) C#
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) Degree
2 15 (30.61%) ISEB
3 7 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (24.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
Systems Management
1 16 (32.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) Oracle
2 16 (32.65%) HP
3 11 (22.45%) Apple
3 11 (22.45%) CheckPoint
3 11 (22.45%) Cisco
3 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Macromedia
4 1 (2.04%) Red Gate