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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 93 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.90% 0.97% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 0
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
999 882 989
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.76% 85.71% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 865 793 844
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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
Folkestone - 4 £36,000 -
West Malling - 3 £55,250 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 30 (68.18%) Test Scripting
2 28 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 22 (50.00%) Finance
4 17 (38.64%) Change Management
5 16 (36.36%) HP UFT
5 16 (36.36%) Use Case
6 14 (31.82%) Project Management
7 12 (27.27%) Line Management
7 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 12 (27.27%) Selenium
8 11 (25.00%) QA
8 11 (25.00%) C
9 9 (20.45%) SQL
10 8 (18.18%) C#
10 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
11 6 (13.64%) Scrum
11 6 (13.64%) Java
11 6 (13.64%) SOAP
11 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
12 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (9.09%) Ruby
13 4 (9.09%) Python
13 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
13 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
13 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
13 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
14 3 (6.82%) Robot Framework
14 3 (6.82%) Defect Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) HP UFT
2 12 (27.27%) Selenium
3 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.82%) Robot Framework
5 3 (6.82%) Sahi
6 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
2 2 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Automation Engineer
2 22 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 21 (47.73%) Test Automation Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) Automation Test Lead
5 10 (22.73%) Analyst
6 9 (20.45%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
7 8 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
8 7 (15.91%) Test Leader
9 3 (6.82%) Java Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) QA Leader
10 2 (4.55%) Senior QA Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
11 1 (2.27%) QA Analyst
11 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
11 1 (2.27%) Test Team Leader
11 1 (2.27%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) SOAP
2 4 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Test Scripting
2 28 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 17 (38.64%) Change Management
4 16 (36.36%) Use Case
5 14 (31.82%) Project Management
6 12 (27.27%) Line Management
7 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.64%) Scrum
9 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 3 (6.82%) Defect Management
11 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.82%) System Testing
12 2 (4.55%) BDD
12 2 (4.55%) Test Management
12 2 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 11 (25.00%) C
3 9 (20.45%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) Python
6 4 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat