The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 83 84 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 11 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.50% 1.11% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.33% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 30
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Test Automation
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
889 830 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 88.63% 83.75% 85.14%
Number of salaries quoted 779 741 830
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Kent

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Automation
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £45,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (52.17%) HP UFT
2 9 (39.13%) QA
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
5 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) ISEB
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 5 (21.74%) SDLC
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
7 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
7 4 (17.39%) Test Management
7 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
7 4 (17.39%) Legal
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 3 (13.04%) HTML
8 3 (13.04%) Java
8 3 (13.04%) SOAP
8 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
8 3 (13.04%) Computer Science

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) HP UFT
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
4 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
4 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) Gatling
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) TestNG
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (17.39%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Test Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) Ajax
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Scrum
2 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
3 5 (21.74%) SDLC
3 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) System Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Management
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Line Management
6 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) People Management
6 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 6 (26.09%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
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