Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 70 133
Rank change year-on-year -15 +63 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 23 60 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.73% 3.51% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 3.98% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23 55 15
Kent median annual salary £32,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.71% +41.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £26,150 £27,650 £23,700
90th Percentile £39,700 £52,500 £42,250
South East median annual salary £37,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.88% +6.67% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1142 1508 1931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.12% 88.29% 87.81%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1336 1701
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells 0 4 £35,000 -22.22%
Chatham -8 2 £34,750 -26.84%
Rochester - 2 £26,000 -
Maidstone +22 1 £30,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Dartford - 1 £42,500 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Test Scripting
3 14 (60.87%) ISEB
4 13 (56.52%) Manual Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Performance Testing
5 12 (52.17%) Test Strategy
5 12 (52.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (47.83%) Test Management
7 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (26.09%) QA
8 6 (26.09%) Selenium
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (26.09%) C#
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (21.74%) .NET
10 4 (17.39%) SQL
10 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 4 (17.39%) JIRA
10 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
11 3 (13.04%) Facebook
11 3 (13.04%) tSQLt
11 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (13.04%) HTML5
11 3 (13.04%) iPad
11 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (13.04%) NUnit
11 3 (13.04%) VB6
11 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (13.04%) WinForms

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) SpecFlow
3 3 (13.04%) NUnit
3 3 (13.04%) tSQLt
4 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Software Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Software QA Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Software QA Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) HTML5
2 3 (13.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Test Automation
2 16 (69.57%) Test Scripting
3 13 (56.52%) Manual Testing
4 12 (52.17%) Performance Testing
4 12 (52.17%) Test Strategy
5 11 (47.83%) Test Management
6 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (39.13%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Open Source
8 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.04%) VB
3 3 (13.04%) VB6
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 12 (52.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) HNC
3 2 (8.70%) HND
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Apple
2 3 (13.04%) Facebook
2 3 (13.04%) HP