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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 65 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.73% 2.11% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.37% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 14
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.85% -2.77%  

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 546 844 937
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 82.73% 89.03% 86.60%
Number of salaries quoted 469 739 817
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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
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 25 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 +6 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Maidstone +5 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Dover 0 2 - -
Rochester - 1 £26,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 38 (79.17%) Test Automation
2 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 26 (54.17%) C#
4 21 (43.75%) .NET
5 20 (41.67%) QA
6 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (37.50%) Selenium
7 17 (35.42%) VB
7 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
7 17 (35.42%) HTML
7 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET
7 17 (35.42%) Windows
8 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 15 (31.25%) SQL
10 14 (29.17%) ISEB
10 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
11 13 (27.08%) iPad
11 13 (27.08%) Performance Testing
11 13 (27.08%) Finance
11 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (22.92%) Apple
13 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
13 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (22.92%) HTML5
13 11 (22.92%) SpecFlow
13 11 (22.92%) Facebook
13 11 (22.92%) WinForms
13 11 (22.92%) VB6
13 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.08%) GPRS
2 1 (2.08%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) SpecFlow
3 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (14.58%) HP UFT
4 7 (14.58%) JIRA
4 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (10.42%) NUnit
5 5 (10.42%) tSQLt
5 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.08%) JIRA Agile
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Tester
2 14 (29.17%) Software Tester
3 11 (22.92%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Test Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) QA Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) QA Tester
4 10 (20.83%) Software QA Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Developer
5 6 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Automation Test Lead
6 5 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.17%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (43.75%) .NET
2 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET
2 17 (35.42%) HTML
3 11 (22.92%) HTML5
3 11 (22.92%) WinForms
4 8 (16.67%) Web Services
5 7 (14.58%) XML
6 6 (12.50%) CSS
6 6 (12.50%) SOAP
6 6 (12.50%) XHTML
6 6 (12.50%) XSLT
7 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) iPad
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Solaris
3 6 (12.50%) Unix
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Test Automation
2 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.17%) Test Strategy
5 13 (27.08%) Performance Testing
6 12 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (22.92%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Functional Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
8 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 8 (16.67%) Open Source
10 8 (16.67%) Scrum
11 7 (14.58%) Test Management
12 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (12.50%) DevOps
12 6 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 6 (12.50%) Test Planning
12 6 (12.50%) UML
12 6 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) VB
3 15 (31.25%) SQL
4 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
4 11 (22.92%) VB6
5 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (12.50%) ECMAScript
6 6 (12.50%) Java
6 6 (12.50%) PHP
6 6 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 5 (10.42%) VBScript
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) ISEB
2 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) HNC
5 1 (2.08%) HND
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Docker
1 6 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Apple
2 11 (22.92%) Facebook
3 8 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) hybris
5 1 (2.08%) SAP