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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 93 102 74
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.80% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.41% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 3
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
826 985 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.10% 85.95% 73.72%
Number of salaries quoted 746 808 508
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,425 £65,000 £60,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 20 (83.33%) System Testing
3 19 (79.17%) Test Automation
3 19 (79.17%) MS Office
3 19 (79.17%) XML
4 17 (70.83%) Software Testing
4 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 17 (70.83%) Java
5 16 (66.67%) Web Services
5 16 (66.67%) Oracle
5 16 (66.67%) HTML
5 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (45.83%) Selenium
7 7 (29.17%) ETL
8 4 (16.67%) Legal
8 4 (16.67%) C#
8 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (12.50%) Ranorex
9 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (12.50%) HP
9 3 (12.50%) ISEB
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) SOAP
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
10 2 (8.33%) QA
10 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 19 (79.17%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Analyst
1 19 (79.17%) Test Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Automation Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) XML
2 16 (66.67%) Web Services
2 16 (66.67%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) System Testing
2 19 (79.17%) Test Automation
3 17 (70.83%) Software Testing
4 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) SQL
2 17 (70.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) HP