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 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
Software Testing
Rank 34 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 1.61% 5.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 8.06% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
97 62 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 78.23% 71.26% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 93 58 34
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
1 8 (100.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA