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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 90 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.91% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 2
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
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
1063 1006 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.99% 96.73% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 940 912 944
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
Folkestone - 5 £36,000 -
Dartford +7 1 £25,500 -36.25%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £40,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 14 (43.75%) Automated Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Change Management
5 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 12 (37.50%) HP UFT
5 12 (37.50%) C
6 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
7 6 (18.75%) QA
7 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) Linux
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) Java
8 5 (15.63%) Selenium
8 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
9 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Python
9 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Ruby
10 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (9.38%) VB
10 3 (9.38%) SOAP
10 3 (9.38%) XML
10 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
10 3 (9.38%) Keyword-Driven Testing
10 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
10 3 (9.38%) Robot Framework
10 3 (9.38%) C++

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) HP UFT
2 5 (15.63%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
3 3 (9.38%) Robot Framework
3 3 (9.38%) Sahi
3 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) SOAP
1 3 (9.38%) XML
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 14 (43.75%) Automated Testing
4 13 (40.63%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 3 (9.38%) System Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Use Case
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Kanban
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
8 1 (3.13%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) C
2 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
3 5 (15.63%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) Python
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Ruby
5 3 (9.38%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (3.13%) HP
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