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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 77 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 13 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.04% 1.19% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.37% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 18
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +40.62%
UK excluding London median salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +4.93%
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
829 948 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 86.09% 86.65% 88.25%
Number of salaries quoted 742 825 848
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +22 2 £45,000 +26.76%
West Malling 0 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 10 (43.48%) HP UFT
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 7 (30.43%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) QA
3 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
4 6 (26.09%) SDLC
4 6 (26.09%) ISEB
4 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Legal
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) Line Management
5 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Test Management
6 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) System Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management

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 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) HP UFT
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.70%) Gatling
5 2 (8.70%) JMeter
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) TestNG
5 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) SDLC
2 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Line Management
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) Test Management
3 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) System Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Load Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) People Management
5 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft