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 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 Testing
Rank 85 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 15 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.46% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.36% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 1
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -23.87%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
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
853 837 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.30% 76.16% 75.87%
Number of salaries quoted 720 717 550
Average salary £41,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.74% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (93.33%) SQL
1 28 (93.33%) XML
2 27 (90.00%) C#
3 26 (86.67%) MS Office
3 26 (86.67%) HP
3 26 (86.67%) Regression Testing
3 26 (86.67%) System Testing
3 26 (86.67%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (83.33%) SoapUI
4 25 (83.33%) Ranorex
4 25 (83.33%) ISEB
4 25 (83.33%) Degree
4 25 (83.33%) SOAP
5 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
6 15 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 13 (43.33%) ETL
8 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
9 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
12 5 (16.67%) SOA
13 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
14 2 (6.67%) OOP
14 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
14 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
14 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
14 2 (6.67%) .NET
14 2 (6.67%) JSON
14 2 (6.67%) Computer Science

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (86.67%) MS Office
2 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (83.33%) SoapUI
1 25 (83.33%) Ranorex
2 10 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 17 (56.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (93.33%) XML
2 25 (83.33%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) WCF
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (86.67%) Regression Testing
1 26 (86.67%) System Testing
2 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 13 (43.33%) ETL
5 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) SOA
7 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) MVC
9 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 27 (90.00%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) ISEB
1 25 (83.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (86.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Red Gate