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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 73 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 18 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.86% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 2
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £46,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -37.06%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,065 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.52%
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
803 845 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.95% 79.57% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 665 724 571
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 16 September 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
(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
Dartford - 1 £37,500 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 27 (90.00%) SQL
1 27 (90.00%) XML
2 26 (86.67%) C#
3 25 (83.33%) MS Office
3 25 (83.33%) HP
3 25 (83.33%) Regression Testing
3 25 (83.33%) System Testing
3 25 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (80.00%) Degree
4 24 (80.00%) SOAP
4 24 (80.00%) SoapUI
4 24 (80.00%) Ranorex
4 24 (80.00%) ISEB
5 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
6 15 (50.00%) ETL
7 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
7 13 (43.33%) Manual Testing
8 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
10 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
11 5 (16.67%) SOA
12 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
13 3 (10.00%) Selenium
14 2 (6.67%) WCF
14 2 (6.67%) QA
14 2 (6.67%) JSON
14 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
14 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 25 (83.33%) MS Office
2 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 24 (80.00%) Ranorex
2 12 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 14 (46.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 10 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) XML
2 24 (80.00%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) WCF
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Regression Testing
1 25 (83.33%) System Testing
2 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) ETL
4 13 (43.33%) Manual Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) SOA
7 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) MVC
9 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) SQL
2 26 (86.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) Degree
1 24 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (83.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Red Gate