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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 79 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 13 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.35% 1.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 2.07% -
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 0
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
769 1015 929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 79.85% 82.45% 75.10%
Number of salaries quoted 694 801 772
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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
Dartford - 2 £40,000 -
Maidstone +24 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Canterbury -10 1 £37,500 +41.50%
Chatham - 1 £55,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (86.96%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) XML
3 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
3 17 (73.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (69.57%) System Testing
4 16 (69.57%) Automation Testing
4 16 (69.57%) Web Services
4 16 (69.57%) HTML
4 16 (69.57%) Oracle
4 16 (69.57%) MS Office
4 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Selenium
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (13.04%) Middleware
8 3 (13.04%) ISEB
8 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
8 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
8 3 (13.04%) Banking
9 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (69.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.70%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
1 16 (69.57%) Test Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) XML
2 16 (69.57%) HTML
2 16 (69.57%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Software Testing
1 17 (73.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (69.57%) System Testing
2 16 (69.57%) Automation Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Management
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) UML
7 1 (4.35%) ERP
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards