The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 88 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 14 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.35% 1.92% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.55% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 11
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -38.09%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
873 822 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 84.02% 75.21% 75.81%
Number of salaries quoted 741 703 568
Average salary £41,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.74% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Kent

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +22 9 £35,000 +16.66%
West Malling - 2 £57,500 -
Dover - 1 £27,000 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 16 (48.48%) .NET
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
1 16 (48.48%) Manual Testing
2 15 (45.45%) SQL
3 13 (39.39%) MS Office
3 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 13 (39.39%) ISEB
3 13 (39.39%) Citrix
3 13 (39.39%) Regression Testing
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 13 (39.39%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (36.36%) QA
5 11 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
7 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
8 7 (21.21%) Java
8 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (15.15%) Selenium
11 4 (12.12%) VBScript
11 4 (12.12%) VB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) TestDirector
2 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 3 (9.09%) NUnit
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Tester
2 14 (42.42%) Software Tester
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Tester
3 9 (27.27%) Senior Software Tester
4 8 (24.24%) Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Test Analyst
5 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
6 5 (15.15%) QA Manager
7 4 (12.12%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
9 2 (6.06%) Software Manager
9 2 (6.06%) Software Test Manager
10 1 (3.03%) QA Consultant
10 1 (3.03%) Systems Tester
10 1 (3.03%) Consultant
10 1 (3.03%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 13 (39.39%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) WinForms
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) XML
4 3 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Manual Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Regression Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 11 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.12%) ETL
7 4 (12.12%) Workflow
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) System Testing
8 3 (9.09%) V-Model
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.09%) SOA
8 3 (9.09%) OOP
8 3 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
3 7 (21.21%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.12%) VBScript
4 4 (12.12%) VB
4 4 (12.12%) VB6
5 3 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) HP
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