The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 90 76
Rank change year-on-year +38 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.86% 1.58% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.34% 1.74% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28 13 23
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,100 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £52,200 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 714 1035 802
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.81% 90.87% 83.80%
Number of salaries quoted 585 895 713
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £29,590
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Kent

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Kent

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Kent over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Kent

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Chatham +5 9 £30,000 -45.45%
Tunbridge Wells +24 6 £35,000 -
Maidstone - 6 £35,000 -
West Malling - 5 £28,000 -
Dover - 3 £52,500 -
Dartford -2 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 23 (43.40%) Test Strategy
2 22 (41.51%) C#
3 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
3 21 (39.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (35.85%) Mentoring
5 18 (33.96%) Selenium
5 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
6 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
7 16 (30.19%) Process Improvement
7 16 (30.19%) .NET
8 15 (28.30%) VB
8 15 (28.30%) HTML
8 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
8 15 (28.30%) Windows
8 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
8 15 (28.30%) HP UFT
8 15 (28.30%) Finance
8 15 (28.30%) People Management
9 14 (26.42%) QA
9 14 (26.42%) Test Management
9 14 (26.42%) Supplier Management
9 14 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (26.42%) HP
10 13 (24.53%) Project Management
10 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
10 13 (24.53%) Functional Testing
10 13 (24.53%) Line Management
11 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (22.64%) Web Services
12 11 (20.75%) XML

Software Testing
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:

Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) Selenium
2 15 (28.30%) HP UFT
3 11 (20.75%) JIRA
3 11 (20.75%) LoadRunner
4 5 (9.43%) SpecFlow
4 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Legal
3 6 (11.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Test Manager
2 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) C# Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Developer
4 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Tester
5 5 (9.43%) QA Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Software Tester
5 5 (9.43%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Software QA Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) .NET
2 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
2 15 (28.30%) HTML
3 12 (22.64%) Web Services
4 11 (20.75%) XML
5 10 (18.87%) CSS
5 10 (18.87%) SOAP
5 10 (18.87%) XHTML
5 10 (18.87%) XSLT
6 5 (9.43%) HTML5
6 5 (9.43%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) iPad
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 10 (18.87%) Solaris
3 10 (18.87%) Unix
3 10 (18.87%) Windows 2000 Server
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Test Strategy
2 21 (39.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (35.85%) Mentoring
4 17 (32.08%) Test Automation
5 16 (30.19%) Process Improvement
6 15 (28.30%) People Management
7 14 (26.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (26.42%) Supplier Management
7 14 (26.42%) Test Management
8 13 (24.53%) Functional Testing
8 13 (24.53%) Line Management
8 13 (24.53%) Project Management
9 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (18.87%) Change Control
10 10 (18.87%) OO
10 10 (18.87%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (18.87%) Open Source
10 10 (18.87%) Test Planning
10 10 (18.87%) UML
11 9 (16.98%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) C#
2 15 (28.30%) VB
3 10 (18.87%) ECMAScript
3 10 (18.87%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
3 10 (18.87%) PHP
3 10 (18.87%) VB.NET
4 9 (16.98%) SQL
5 7 (13.21%) VBScript
6 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.43%) VB6
7 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
2 11 (20.75%) ISEB
3 10 (18.87%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Docker
1 5 (9.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) HP
3 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.43%) Apple
4 5 (9.43%) Facebook
5 1 (1.89%) SAP