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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 89 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 14 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.25% 0.38% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.52% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 1
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
939 765 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.69% 73.21% 77.29%
Number of salaries quoted 812 648 581
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (80.00%) SQL
1 24 (80.00%) XML
2 23 (76.67%) C#
3 22 (73.33%) MS Office
3 22 (73.33%) HP
3 22 (73.33%) System Testing
3 22 (73.33%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (70.00%) SoapUI
4 21 (70.00%) Ranorex
4 21 (70.00%) ISEB
4 21 (70.00%) SOAP
4 21 (70.00%) Degree
5 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
6 15 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (30.00%) ETL
8 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.00%) QA
10 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
11 5 (16.67%) SOA
11 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
12 3 (10.00%) Selenium
12 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
13 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
13 2 (6.67%) WCF
13 2 (6.67%) JSON
13 2 (6.67%) Computer Science

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (73.33%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) SoapUI
1 21 (70.00%) Ranorex
2 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (56.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.67%) QA Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) XML
2 21 (70.00%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) WCF
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) System Testing
2 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 9 (30.00%) ETL
5 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.67%) MVC
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) SQL
2 23 (76.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) ISEB
1 21 (70.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Red Gate
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