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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 82 73 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 29 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.11% 2.50% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 3.13% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10 29 5
Average salary £41,250 £36,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £37,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
802 926 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.26% 79.90% 74.23%
Number of salaries quoted 712 756 729
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Canterbury -8 2 £37,500 +41.50%
Dartford - 2 £40,000 -
Maidstone +12 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (81.82%) Java
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) XML
2 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 15 (68.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (59.09%) System Testing
3 13 (59.09%) Automation Testing
3 13 (59.09%) MS Office
3 13 (59.09%) HTML
3 13 (59.09%) Web Services
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle
3 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Selenium
5 6 (27.27%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
6 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
6 5 (22.73%) HP
6 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.64%) Line Management
8 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
8 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) NUnit
8 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (59.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 3 (13.64%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.64%) NUnit
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
1 13 (59.09%) Test Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Automation Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Testing Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) XML
2 13 (59.09%) HTML
2 13 (59.09%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) Middleware
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
1 15 (68.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (59.09%) System Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Automation Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.64%) Line Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) UML
6 2 (9.09%) ERP
6 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Java
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) C++
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) JD Edwards