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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 82 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 11 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.14% 1.19% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.43% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 6
Average salary £27,500 £43,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.04% +22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
773 1048 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 80.10% 82.85% 75.63%
Number of salaries quoted 691 819 751
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 - 5 £25,000 -
Dover - 2 - -
Tonbridge - 2 £27,500 -
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) SQL
1 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (68.75%) QA
2 11 (68.75%) WinForms
2 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
2 11 (68.75%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 9 (56.25%) VB6
4 9 (56.25%) VB
4 9 (56.25%) Degree
5 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 8 (50.00%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) HTML5
6 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Silverlight
7 6 (37.50%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (18.75%) Workflow
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 6 (37.50%) QA Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Software Tester
4 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Testing Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Head of Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
1 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
1 11 (68.75%) WinForms
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (37.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Line Management
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) V-Model
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) VB
2 9 (56.25%) VB6
3 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) HP
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