The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 - 100
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 10 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.50% - 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% - 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 2
Median salary £35,000 - £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,100 - £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 - £29,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 655 926 1050
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.05% 98.20% 97.67%
Number of salaries quoted 567 817 933
Median salary £35,750 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.62% +12.67%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Kent

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Kent.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Kent

Software Tester
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £35,000 -
Rochester - 1 £26,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) .NET
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (85.71%) C#
3 12 (85.71%) SQL
3 12 (85.71%) QA
4 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
4 11 (78.57%) WinForms
4 11 (78.57%) Apple
4 11 (78.57%) VB6
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
4 11 (78.57%) VB
4 11 (78.57%) HTML
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
4 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET
4 11 (78.57%) Windows
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (78.57%) Facebook
4 11 (78.57%) HTML5
4 11 (78.57%) iPad
4 11 (78.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Selenium
6 5 (35.71%) NUnit
6 5 (35.71%) tSQLt
6 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.14%) SDLC

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) NUnit
2 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
2 5 (35.71%) tSQLt
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) ASP.NET
2 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 11 (78.57%) HTML5
2 11 (78.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (92.86%) Test Automation
3 11 (78.57%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (78.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 11 (78.57%) T-SQL
2 11 (78.57%) VB
2 11 (78.57%) VB6
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) HNC
1 1 (7.14%) HND
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Apple
2 11 (78.57%) Facebook