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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 67 59 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 36 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.01% 3.26% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.09% 3.34% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 1
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
1002 1079 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.28% 97.74% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 841 927 712
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Tunbridge Wells +25 11 £35,000 +16.66%
Folkestone - 7 £31,250 -
Dartford - 6 £50,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (55.10%) SQL
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.78%) .NET
4 18 (36.73%) MS Office
5 16 (32.65%) Manual Testing
6 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
6 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET
6 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
7 14 (28.57%) Citrix
7 14 (28.57%) Windows
7 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
7 14 (28.57%) QA
8 13 (26.53%) Degree
8 13 (26.53%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (24.49%) ISEB
9 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Workflow
10 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
12 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (14.29%) Selenium
13 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
13 7 (14.29%) Visualisation
13 7 (14.29%) Business Objects
13 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (14.29%) AIX
13 7 (14.29%) Linux

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (36.73%) MS Office
2 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.12%) Firebug
3 3 (6.12%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.04%) Hudson
4 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) .NET
2 15 (30.61%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.20%) WinForms
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) jQuery
5 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) AIX
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Manual Testing
2 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Workflow
4 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.24%) Migration
7 6 (12.24%) SIEM
7 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (12.24%) OWASP
7 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Ethical Hacking
8 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.12%) Propensity Modelling
9 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.20%) VB6
3 5 (10.20%) VB
4 2 (4.08%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) XPath
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 12 (24.49%) ISEB
3 6 (12.24%) CISSP
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.24%) MCDBA
3 6 (12.24%) CEH
3 6 (12.24%) MCITP
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) QA
2 7 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 5 (10.20%) SLA
4 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) Citrix
3 7 (14.29%) Business Objects
4 6 (12.24%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint