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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 84 109 85
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.05% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.35% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 6
Average salary £27,000 £20,100 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.32% -42.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,020 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,725 £20,180 £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
901 1159 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.84% 95.55% 93.53%
Number of salaries quoted 817 936 893
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,775 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £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 27 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 27 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 - 5 £23,000 -
Maidstone +28 1 £35,000 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) VB
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (41.67%) WinForms
4 5 (41.67%) VB6
4 5 (41.67%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Firebug
7 2 (16.67%) Fiddler
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
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%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
1 5 (41.67%) WinForms
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) DSDM
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) VB
3 5 (41.67%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) OSCP
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
Dover
People Source
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago