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

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

Tester
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 78 93
Rank change year-on-year +16 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.09% 0.74% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 0.75% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 7
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +57.89%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% -  

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 660 931 1054
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.36% 98.21% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 569 819 938
Median salary £36,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +6.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
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 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 +7 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Dover - 2 - -
Dartford - 1 £30,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £35,000 -
Rochester - 1 £26,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 19 (67.86%) C#
3 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
4 15 (53.57%) QA
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 14 (50.00%) SQL
6 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
6 13 (46.43%) .NET
6 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
6 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 12 (42.86%) Windows
7 12 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (42.86%) HTML
7 12 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
8 11 (39.29%) HTML5
8 11 (39.29%) iPad
8 11 (39.29%) Facebook
8 11 (39.29%) T-SQL
8 11 (39.29%) VB
8 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
8 11 (39.29%) Apple
8 11 (39.29%) Selenium
8 11 (39.29%) WinForms
8 11 (39.29%) VB6
8 11 (39.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
9 10 (35.71%) SpecFlow
10 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.86%) NUnit

Tester Skill Set
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 3 (10.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (39.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) SpecFlow
3 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 5 (17.86%) NUnit
3 5 (17.86%) tSQLt
4 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.57%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 12 (42.86%) HTML
3 11 (39.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (39.29%) HTML5
3 11 (39.29%) WinForms
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 18 (64.29%) Software Testing
3 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
4 12 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Open Source
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) T-SQL
3 11 (39.29%) VB
3 11 (39.29%) VB6
4 2 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.57%) HNC
4 1 (3.57%) HND
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Apple
2 11 (39.29%) Facebook
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) hybris
4 1 (3.57%) SAP