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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 98 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.87% 0.50% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.54% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 6
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +44.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,160 £28,250 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £40,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1218 1119 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.98% 92.94% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 994 940 676
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -28 3 £21,000 -20.75% 2
Tunbridge Wells -20 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 8 (36.36%) ISEB
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 6 (27.27%) .NET
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) SOAP
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 5 (22.73%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 5 (22.73%) System Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Sahi
7 5 (22.73%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) Ruby
8 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 4 (18.18%) MS Office
8 4 (18.18%) NHS
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
9 3 (13.64%) Internet
9 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.64%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
3 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 5 (22.73%) Sahi
4 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Firebug
5 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
2 5 (22.73%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Manual Testing
1 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
2 5 (22.73%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 5 (22.73%) System Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
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