The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Kent region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 88 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 13 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.11% 1.23% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 1.27% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 20
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,950
% change year-on-year
- +0.14%
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
868 1026 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 98.41% 97.44% 97.95%
Number of salaries quoted 769 942 786
Median salary £38,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,112 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 5 (62.50%) HTML
3 5 (62.50%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (37.50%) Coaching
5 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Gatling
4 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (25.00%) TestNG
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) DOM
2 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CREST Certified
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
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