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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 27 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 1.63% 1.77% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.35% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 4
Average salary £34,000 £41,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.07% +10.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £41,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £41,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
100 85 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 81.30% 75.22% 73.96%
Number of salaries quoted 92 83 66
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,350
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft