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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 91 104 73
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.82% 0.52% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.55% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 6
Average salary £26,500 £23,850 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -31.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,060 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £33,675 £29,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
932 1094 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.79% 95.05% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 852 904 642
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £56,000
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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £22,750 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) VB
3 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) WinForms
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) VB6
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Firebug
6 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Firebug
2 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 4 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) VB
3 4 (33.33%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) VCP4
3 1 (8.33%) OSCP
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
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