The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 94 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 15 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.18% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.45% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 1
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1027 894 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 80.93% 74.25% 71.77%
Number of salaries quoted 811 743 490
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,740 £50,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automation Testing
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 5 £45,000 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
1 10 (62.50%) System Testing
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 9 (56.25%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
2 9 (56.25%) Ranorex
2 9 (56.25%) SOAP
2 9 (56.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) ISEB
3 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (6.25%) ETL

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
1 9 (56.25%) Ranorex
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Test Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Senior Test Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) QA Test Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Test Manager
2 5 (31.25%) QA Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) SOAP
1 9 (56.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) System Testing
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 7 (43.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) HP