The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank - 35 18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone - 2.21% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.60% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Maidstone region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 154 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 72.13% 85.08% 80.60%
Number of salaries quoted 78 111 51
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Maidstone region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Maidstone

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) System Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Legal
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) VB
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) TestComplete
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 3 (37.50%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
1 4 (50.00%) XML
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) System Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000 plus bonus
Posted: 6 days ago