The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 65 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 35 29 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.12% 2.72% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 2.81% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 0
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1099 1031 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.86% 96.81% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 948 880 687
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
South East

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Tester Salary Trend in Kent

Tester
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Kent

Tester
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +20 17 £35,000 +16.66%
Dartford -6 5 £47,500 +35.71%
Folkestone - 5 £31,250 - 2
Maidstone -15 1 £21,000 -30.00%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (41.30%) .NET
4 18 (39.13%) MS Office
5 16 (34.78%) Manual Testing
6 15 (32.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (32.61%) Automated Testing
6 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
7 14 (30.43%) Citrix
8 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
8 13 (28.26%) T-SQL
8 13 (28.26%) ISEB
8 13 (28.26%) QA
8 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (26.09%) Windows
10 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
10 11 (23.91%) Degree
11 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
12 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
12 9 (19.57%) Workflow
13 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (15.22%) Finance
14 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
15 6 (13.04%) Selenium
15 6 (13.04%) Visualisation
15 6 (13.04%) Migration
15 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
15 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (13.04%) Business Objects

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 18 (39.13%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
3 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.35%) Firebug
3 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) .NET
2 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.87%) WinForms
4 2 (4.35%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.04%) Visualisation
3 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.52%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) AIX
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Manual Testing
2 15 (32.61%) Automated Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 9 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Workflow
5 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.04%) Migration
6 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) OWASP
8 4 (8.70%) SIEM
8 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Propensity Modelling
9 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.87%) VB
3 5 (10.87%) VB6
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) ISEB
2 11 (23.91%) Degree
3 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.87%) MCDBA
4 5 (10.87%) MCITP
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.70%) CEH
5 4 (8.70%) CISSP
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
2 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.70%) SLA
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) Business Objects
4 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Apple
5 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco
5 1 (2.17%) HP
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Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £37500 per annum + Bens + Prof.Develop
Posted: Yesterday