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

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 81 95 78
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.44% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 2
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £38,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -15.14%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
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
1012 1082 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.31% 97.57% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 855 926 710
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 31 (93.94%) SQL
1 31 (93.94%) ISEB
2 30 (90.91%) C#
2 30 (90.91%) XML
3 29 (87.88%) Regression Testing
4 27 (81.82%) Degree
5 26 (78.79%) System Testing
5 26 (78.79%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (78.79%) SoapUI
5 26 (78.79%) HP
5 26 (78.79%) SOAP
5 26 (78.79%) MS Office
5 26 (78.79%) Ranorex
6 24 (72.73%) Automation Testing
6 24 (72.73%) Test Automation
7 17 (51.52%) Manual Testing
8 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 11 (33.33%) ETL
9 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (24.24%) SOA
11 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
12 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
12 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (18.18%) Selenium
12 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
13 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
13 5 (15.15%) .NET
14 4 (12.12%) HTML
14 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (78.79%) MS Office
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (78.79%) SoapUI
1 26 (78.79%) Ranorex
2 10 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.12%) FitNesse
4 4 (12.12%) NUnit
5 2 (6.06%) Firebug
5 2 (6.06%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) XML
2 26 (78.79%) SOAP
3 5 (15.15%) .NET
4 4 (12.12%) HTML
4 4 (12.12%) XSLT
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.12%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Regression Testing
2 26 (78.79%) System Testing
3 24 (72.73%) Automation Testing
3 24 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 17 (51.52%) Manual Testing
5 11 (33.33%) ETL
6 8 (24.24%) SOA
7 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.12%) OOP
9 4 (12.12%) OO
9 4 (12.12%) Scrum
9 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) SQL
2 30 (90.91%) C#
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (93.94%) ISEB
2 27 (81.82%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (78.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
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