The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 93 76 94
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 9 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.84% 1.71% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 2.03% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 2
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +1.69%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Automation 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
886 837 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.27% 83.95% 78.79%
Number of salaries quoted 795 702 743
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -5.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Kent

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Kent

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 September 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 £45,000 - 1
Maidstone - 2 £38,750 -
Dartford +4 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) C#
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) DOM
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) System Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Time Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
2 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Automation Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) DOM
2 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) BDD
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
2 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Time Management
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
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