The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 97 107 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.54% 0.097% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.10% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 1
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Test Automation Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1080 997 1079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.04% 96.89% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 946 907 918
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the Kent region.

Test Automation Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Test Automation Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 14 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
Folkestone - 4 £36,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation Engineer
South East

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 13 (61.90%) Automated Testing
3 13 (61.90%) Change Management
4 12 (57.14%) HP UFT
4 12 (57.14%) Finance
5 11 (52.38%) C
5 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Selenium
6 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) VB
8 3 (14.29%) SOAP
8 3 (14.29%) XML
8 3 (14.29%) Python
8 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 3 (14.29%) Sahi
8 3 (14.29%) Ruby
8 3 (14.29%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
9 2 (9.52%) Line Management
9 2 (9.52%) Use Case
9 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.76%) BDD

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) HP UFT
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
3 3 (14.29%) Sahi
3 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) SOAP
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 13 (61.90%) Automated Testing
3 13 (61.90%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Line Management
5 2 (9.52%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Kanban
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) HP