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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 71 54 76
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 41 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.51% 3.83% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 3.94% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 4
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £24,400 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
965 1040 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.79% 97.20% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 794 898 656
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 7 £31,250 -
Tunbridge Wells +24 6 £37,000 +23.33% 1
Dartford - 6 £50,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.00%) .NET
4 18 (36.00%) MS Office
5 16 (32.00%) Automated Testing
6 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 14 (28.00%) Windows
7 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
7 14 (28.00%) Citrix
7 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (26.00%) ISEB
8 13 (26.00%) QA
8 13 (26.00%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (24.00%) Degree
9 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Workflow
10 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
13 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
13 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
13 7 (14.00%) Selenium
13 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (14.00%) Business Objects
13 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (14.00%) AIX

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (36.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.00%) Firebug
3 3 (6.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Hudson
4 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) .NET
2 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.00%) WinForms
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.00%) Visualisation
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) AIX
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Automated Testing
2 15 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
4 10 (20.00%) Workflow
4 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (12.00%) OWASP
8 6 (12.00%) SIEM
8 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
10 3 (6.00%) Propensity Modelling
11 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.00%) VB
3 5 (10.00%) VB6
4 2 (4.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) ISEB
2 12 (24.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) MCDBA
3 6 (12.00%) CISSP
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.00%) CEH
3 6 (12.00%) MCITP
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) QA
2 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (14.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (10.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) Business Objects
4 6 (12.00%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Apple
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) HP
Tunbridge Wells
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Salary: £35-43k
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