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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 87 89 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.27% 1.44% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.69% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 12
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
927 944 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.97% 85.05% 75.30%
Number of salaries quoted 808 811 693
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 August 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells -23 2 £35,500 -7.79%
West Malling - 2 £45,000 - 1
Maidstone - 2 £40,000 -
Dover +2 1 £27,500 +1.85%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) SDLC
5 10 (37.04%) WebDriver
5 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
5 10 (37.04%) MS Office
5 10 (37.04%) XML
5 10 (37.04%) QA
5 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Degree
6 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (33.33%) NUnit
6 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 8 (29.63%) System Testing
7 8 (29.63%) API Testing
7 8 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (29.63%) HTML
7 8 (29.63%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) JUnit
8 7 (25.93%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Scalability Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
8 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
9 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 10 (37.04%) WebDriver
3 9 (33.33%) NUnit
4 7 (25.93%) JUnit
5 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
1 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) XML
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
3 7 (25.93%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (40.74%) SDLC
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
3 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 8 (29.63%) System Testing
5 8 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (29.63%) API Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Scalability Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.11%) V-Model
9 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 3 (11.11%) Line Management
10 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
10 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Test Management
10 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VBA
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) JD Edwards
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: 6 days ago