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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 80 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 7 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.72% 0.55% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.63% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 9
Median salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
841 947 976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 86.34% 86.64% 88.09%
Number of salaries quoted 746 824 836
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 24 July 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
Dover +2 2 - -
West Malling - 2 £47,500 -
Chatham - 1 £42,500 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 9 (56.25%) QA
3 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Selenium
4 7 (43.75%) HP
5 6 (37.50%) Degree
5 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) HP UFT
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (25.00%) Coaching
7 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (25.00%) System Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum

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 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) HP UFT
2 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Ranorex
5 2 (12.50%) Robot Framework
5 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Tester
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) DOM
1 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Health Informatics
2 2 (12.50%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
2 5 (31.25%) SDLC
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Coaching
3 4 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Time Management
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft