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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 88 80 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 13 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.20% 1.43% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.47% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 1
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
1030 953 1051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.11% 97.15% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 937 788 899
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
West Malling - 3 £42,500 -
Dartford - 2 £41,250 -
Dover - 1 £26,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £45,000 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) QA
3 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 10 (45.45%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
5 9 (40.91%) NUnit
5 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
6 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 7 (31.82%) JUnit
7 7 (31.82%) Scalability Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
7 7 (31.82%) API Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) C#
10 4 (18.18%) Electronics
10 4 (18.18%) ISEB
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
11 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
11 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (13.64%) C++
11 3 (13.64%) SQL
12 2 (9.09%) C
12 2 (9.09%) UNIX
12 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 2 (9.09%) SAP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) NUnit
3 7 (31.82%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) TestDirector
4 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Sahi
General
1 4 (18.18%) Electronics
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) WCF
1 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
3 7 (31.82%) API Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Scalability Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.09%) V-Model
7 1 (4.55%) Image Processing
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) C
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) SAP