The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Maidstone region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 47 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 0.79% 1.09% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.14% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £26,500 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +89.28%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
253 88 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 100.00% 95.65% 98.53%
Number of salaries quoted 150 82 66
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
Kent

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

Tester
Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

Tester Salary Trend in Maidstone

Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (80.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
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