The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 77 94 79
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.91% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.096% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 0 1
Average salary £30,000 - £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.10%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
965 1040 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.79% 97.20% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 794 898 656
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Kent region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Test Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £39,000 - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 33 (91.67%) ISEB
2 32 (88.89%) SQL
3 30 (83.33%) C#
3 30 (83.33%) XML
4 29 (80.56%) Regression Testing
5 27 (75.00%) Degree
6 26 (72.22%) HP
6 26 (72.22%) System Testing
6 26 (72.22%) MS Office
6 26 (72.22%) SOAP
6 26 (72.22%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (72.22%) SoapUI
6 26 (72.22%) Ranorex
7 24 (66.67%) Automation Testing
7 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
8 16 (44.44%) Manual Testing
9 15 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (41.67%) ETL
9 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
10 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
11 8 (22.22%) SOA
12 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
12 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (13.89%) Selenium
14 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (13.89%) HTML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (72.22%) MS Office
2 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) SoapUI
1 26 (72.22%) Ranorex
2 15 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.89%) Selenium
4 4 (11.11%) FitNesse
4 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.11%) NUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Firebug
5 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (83.33%) XML
2 26 (72.22%) SOAP
3 5 (13.89%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) .NET
4 4 (11.11%) XSLT
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 4 (11.11%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Regression Testing
2 26 (72.22%) System Testing
3 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 24 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 16 (44.44%) Manual Testing
5 15 (41.67%) ETL
6 8 (22.22%) SOA
7 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Scrum
10 4 (11.11%) OOP
10 4 (11.11%) OO
10 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (88.89%) SQL
2 30 (83.33%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (91.67%) ISEB
2 27 (75.00%) Degree
3 7 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (72.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
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