Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 81 79
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +37
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 23 48 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.79% 2.95% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 3.27% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23 45 69
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% +26.87%
10th Percentile £27,800 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £52,500 £51,250
South East median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +6.25%

System 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 1,134 1,468 1,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 88.18% 90.34% 88.36%
Number of salaries quoted 970 1,226 1,693
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,300
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.46% -5.18%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Kent

System Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Kent

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Kent over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in Kent

System 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 System Testing within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Chatham +16 15 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Folkestone 0 3 £35,000 - 3
West Malling -16 1 £35,000 -30.00%
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 17 (73.91%) Process Improvement
2 15 (65.22%) SDLC
3 14 (60.87%) Manual Testing
3 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (52.17%) Regression Testing
4 12 (52.17%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Smoke Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (47.83%) ISEB
5 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
6 9 (39.13%) Finance
7 8 (34.78%) HP
7 8 (34.78%) HP UFT
7 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
10 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
10 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
10 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (13.04%) WinForms
10 3 (13.04%) WPF
10 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
10 3 (13.04%) SQL
11 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
11 2 (8.70%) ADO.NET

System 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.70%) Moq
2 2 (8.70%) ReSharper
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
2 16 (69.57%) Test Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Financial Analyst
4 6 (26.09%) Service Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials Support
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
2 3 (13.04%) WinForms
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) ADO.NET
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.70%) LINQ
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (8.70%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Caliburn.Micro
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Process Improvement
2 15 (65.22%) SDLC
3 14 (60.87%) Manual Testing
3 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
4 12 (52.17%) Regression Testing
4 12 (52.17%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Smoke Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) CRM
7 2 (8.70%) MVVM
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.35%) MVC
8 1 (4.35%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Thunderhead