The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 24 17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone - 3.88% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.92% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Average salary - £30,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +4.61%
Tester
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Maidstone 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
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98 102 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 98.99% 99.03% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 92 91 43
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Firebug
1 2 (66.67%) Fiddler
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) QA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Firebug
1 2 (66.67%) Fiddler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA