The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Kent
Rank 72 98 90
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.76% 0.80% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.81% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 10
Median salary £35,000 £41,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% +51.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,400 £35,725
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 774 1106 911
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.48% 97.70% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 632 961 821
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Kent

Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Tester in Kent

Tester
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Kent over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Kent

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 Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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
Tunbridge Wells +22 5 £37,500 -12.79%
Maidstone -4 5 £35,000 +40.00% 2
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 5 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (28.57%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 4 (28.57%) VB
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) WinForms
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Apple
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) VB6
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
6 4 (28.57%) Facebook

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) HTML5
2 4 (28.57%) WinForms
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) REST
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) iPad
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (28.57%) DevOps
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (7.14%) BDD
8 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VB
3 4 (28.57%) VB6
4 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Apple
2 4 (28.57%) Facebook
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
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