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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 98 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 0.16% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 0
Average salary £42,500 £33,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
990 1008 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.20% 82.56% 70.33%
Number of salaries quoted 872 881 474
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 22 December 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
Maidstone - 4 £45,000 -
West Malling +2 1 £40,000 +18.51%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 28 (84.85%) XML
3 27 (81.82%) System Testing
4 26 (78.79%) MS Office
5 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
6 20 (60.61%) ETL
7 18 (54.55%) C#
8 17 (51.52%) Regression Testing
9 16 (48.48%) HP
9 16 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (45.45%) SoapUI
10 15 (45.45%) Ranorex
10 15 (45.45%) Degree
10 15 (45.45%) ISEB
10 15 (45.45%) SOAP
11 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
12 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
14 11 (33.33%) Java
14 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
14 11 (33.33%) Software Testing
14 11 (33.33%) Selenium
15 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (30.30%) Oracle
15 10 (30.30%) HTML
15 10 (30.30%) Web Services
16 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
16 5 (15.15%) SOA
16 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (78.79%) MS Office
2 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) SoapUI
1 15 (45.45%) Ranorex
2 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (33.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (12.12%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Test Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 11 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (84.85%) XML
2 15 (45.45%) SOAP
3 10 (30.30%) Web Services
3 10 (30.30%) HTML
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) WCF
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) System Testing
2 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
3 20 (60.61%) ETL
4 17 (51.52%) Regression Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (15.15%) SOA
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.06%) MVC
9 2 (6.06%) OOP
9 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
10 1 (3.03%) Change Management
10 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
10 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) C#
3 11 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) ISEB
1 15 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) HP
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Red Gate