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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 86 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.28% 1.86% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.26% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 9
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £27,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
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
910 931 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.95% 82.32% 73.14%
Number of salaries quoted 787 826 678
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
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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
Canterbury -10 2 £37,500 +41.50%
Tunbridge Wells -22 2 £35,500 -18.39% 1
Dover -1 1 £27,500 -3.50%
Maidstone - 1 £40,000 -
Dartford - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (76.92%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (50.00%) SDLC
4 12 (46.15%) XML
4 12 (46.15%) MS Office
5 11 (42.31%) Automation Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Selenium
6 10 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (38.46%) HTML
6 10 (38.46%) Web Services
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle
6 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 10 (38.46%) Degree
6 10 (38.46%) QA
6 10 (38.46%) System Testing
7 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
7 9 (34.62%) NUnit
7 9 (34.62%) Test Strategy
8 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
9 7 (26.92%) API Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
9 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
9 7 (26.92%) Scalability Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
9 7 (26.92%) JUnit
10 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
10 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (19.23%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (46.15%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 9 (34.62%) NUnit
3 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 7 (26.92%) JUnit
5 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
5 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
1 13 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Test Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Automation Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) XML
2 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 10 (38.46%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 13 (50.00%) SDLC
2 11 (42.31%) Automation Testing
3 10 (38.46%) System Testing
3 10 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Test Strategy
5 7 (26.92%) API Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Scalability Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 3 (11.54%) V-Model
8 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Test Management
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VBA
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 5 (19.23%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) JD Edwards
Tunbridge Wells
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago