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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 76 95 91
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 7 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.75% 0.74% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.86% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 11
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +50.00%
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
791 926 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 84.42% 85.27% 89.32%
Number of salaries quoted 708 816 768
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
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 25 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
West Malling - 6 £47,500 -
Dover - 1 £50,000 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 10 (58.82%) Regression Testing
3 9 (52.94%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) HP
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) QA
3 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
5 7 (41.18%) Selenium
5 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
6 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (35.29%) SDLC
6 6 (35.29%) System Testing
7 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
7 5 (29.41%) REST
7 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
7 5 (29.41%) SOAP
7 5 (29.41%) XML
7 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
8 4 (23.53%) DOM
8 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) ETL
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office

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
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) HP UFT
3 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
4 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 4 (23.53%) Ranorex
4 4 (23.53%) Robot Framework
4 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
4 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Test Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Manager
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) REST
1 5 (29.41%) SOAP
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) CSS
2 4 (23.53%) DOM
2 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Health Informatics
2 4 (23.53%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Regression Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
3 6 (35.29%) System Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 4 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Time Management
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
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