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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 90 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.64% 3.25% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 3.32% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 32 24
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £31,250 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £63,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
1040 1084 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.63% 97.92% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 926 935 870
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Dover - 2 £25,750 -
Maidstone +2 1 £45,000 +114.28%
Tunbridge Wells -41 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 9 (47.37%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) ISEB
5 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
5 5 (26.32%) MS Office
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) JIRA
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) VB
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (15.79%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
2 5 (26.32%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
4 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.53%) Subversion
4 2 (10.53%) Firebug
4 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
4 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) WinForms
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) DTV
1 2 (10.53%) Handset
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.79%) V-Model
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Time Management
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Web Development
7 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) VB6
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
Ashford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
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