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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 91 98 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.82% 0.38% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.40% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 4
Average salary £35,000 £22,750 £23,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £22,500 £20,060
10% offered a salary of more than £46,700 £36,475 £29,250
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
1063 1006 1115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.99% 96.73% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 940 912 944
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
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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 -4 1 - -
Dartford - 1 £25,500 -
Tonbridge - 1 £60,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
2 14 (56.00%) QA
3 12 (48.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) Automation Testing
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (44.00%) C#
4 11 (44.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (44.00%) Selenium
5 10 (40.00%) Time Management
5 10 (40.00%) Kanban
5 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (40.00%) BDD
5 10 (40.00%) HTML
5 10 (40.00%) .NET
5 10 (40.00%) CSS
5 10 (40.00%) DOM
5 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 10 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 10 (40.00%) Gherkin
6 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) System Testing
8 4 (16.00%) ISEB
9 3 (12.00%) Waterfall

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
1 11 (44.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
2 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
1 10 (40.00%) CSS
1 10 (40.00%) DOM
1 10 (40.00%) Gherkin
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Automation Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Scrum
5 10 (40.00%) BDD
5 10 (40.00%) Kanban
5 10 (40.00%) Time Management
6 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) System Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Line Management
8 3 (12.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) CEH
3 1 (4.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) HP