The table below looks at the statistics 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 85 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 34 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.88% 2.92% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 3.03% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8 31 6
Average salary £31,250 £36,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.19% -31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Tester
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
985 1121 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.91% 96.22% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 846 997 646
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 October 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 October 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
Folkestone - 2 £31,250 -
Tunbridge Wells +22 1 £39,000 +7.58%
Maidstone +6 1 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Dartford - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
4 14 (31.82%) MS Office
4 14 (31.82%) Windows
5 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
5 13 (29.55%) T-SQL
5 13 (29.55%) .NET
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (29.55%) Manual Testing
6 12 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (27.27%) Citrix
7 11 (25.00%) QA
8 10 (22.73%) Degree
8 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Workflow
9 9 (20.45%) ISEB
9 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
10 7 (15.91%) CISSP
10 7 (15.91%) Business Objects
10 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (15.91%) AIX
10 7 (15.91%) Linux
10 7 (15.91%) Visualisation
10 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
10 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (31.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
1 3 (6.82%) Firebug
1 3 (6.82%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.27%) Hudson
2 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (13.64%) Marketing
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
1 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.36%) WinForms
3 2 (4.55%) jQuery
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (15.91%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) AIX
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
2 13 (29.55%) Manual Testing
3 10 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Workflow
4 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (15.91%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.64%) OWASP
6 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.64%) SIEM
6 6 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Propensity Modelling
8 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.82%) Migration
9 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) T-SQL
3 5 (11.36%) VB
3 5 (11.36%) VB6
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Degree
2 9 (20.45%) ISEB
3 7 (15.91%) CISSP
4 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.64%) CEH
4 6 (13.64%) MCITP
4 6 (13.64%) MCDBA
5 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
2 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (11.36%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Citrix
3 7 (15.91%) Business Objects
4 6 (13.64%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) HP
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