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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 91 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.55% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 3
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+23.57% +7.69%
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
1037 1132 1044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.58% 97.75% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 921 1005 888
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Scalability Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 6 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (100.00%) API Testing

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) JUnit
1 6 (100.00%) NUnit
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Scalability Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 6 (100.00%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA