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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 91 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 9 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.82% 0.87% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.00% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 3
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £42,000 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £42,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
985 897 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.87% 86.25% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 861 803 857
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £40,000 -
Chatham - 2 £45,000 -
West Malling -14 1 £67,500 +68.75%
Maidstone - 1 - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) QA
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (56.52%) Regression Testing
4 12 (52.17%) C#
5 11 (47.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (47.83%) WebDriver
5 11 (47.83%) Scrum
5 11 (47.83%) HTML
5 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
5 11 (47.83%) .NET
6 10 (43.48%) DOM
6 10 (43.48%) CSS
6 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
6 10 (43.48%) Time Management
6 10 (43.48%) Kanban
6 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
6 10 (43.48%) BDD
6 10 (43.48%) SpecFlow
6 10 (43.48%) Gherkin
7 5 (21.74%) SDLC
8 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Use Case
9 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Java
9 3 (13.04%) System Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (47.83%) WebDriver
3 10 (43.48%) Cucumber
3 10 (43.48%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Automation Tester
1 12 (52.17%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Lead
5 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
1 11 (47.83%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) CSS
2 10 (43.48%) DOM
2 10 (43.48%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Test Scripting
3 13 (56.52%) Regression Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Scrum
5 10 (43.48%) BDD
5 10 (43.48%) Kanban
5 10 (43.48%) Time Management
6 5 (21.74%) SDLC
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Use Case
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) API Integration
9 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
9 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
9 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.70%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (69.57%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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