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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 85 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 10 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.00% 0.61% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.73% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 14
Median salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
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
889 825 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 88.63% 83.76% 85.27%
Number of salaries quoted 778 739 830
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £40,000 -
Dover +2 2 - -
Chatham - 1 £42,500 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
1 9 (52.94%) QA
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
1 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) DOM
5 4 (23.53%) CSS
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Time Management
5 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
5 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Science

Automation Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) HP UFT
3 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) DOM
2 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Strategy
2 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 4 (23.53%) Time Management
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle