The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 99 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 1 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.098% 0.82% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.84% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £32,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Automation Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
995 1075 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.17% 97.82% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 831 924 689
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Kent

Automation Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) Firebug
2 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Firebug
2 1 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) XPath
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001