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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 86 82 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.39% 1.22% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.46% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 5
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
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
891 822 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.27% 83.79% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 799 688 729
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
West Malling - 4 £43,750 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £35,500 -
Maidstone - 2 £40,000 -
Dover +1 1 £27,500 +1.85%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (69.23%) Java
2 16 (61.54%) Selenium
3 13 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 12 (46.15%) QA
5 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 10 (38.46%) Degree
6 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (34.62%) Computer Science
6 9 (34.62%) NUnit
7 8 (30.77%) SQL
7 8 (30.77%) API Testing
8 7 (26.92%) SDLC
8 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
8 7 (26.92%) Scalability Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
8 7 (26.92%) JUnit
8 7 (26.92%) XML
8 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
9 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 6 (23.08%) MS Office
10 5 (19.23%) ISEB
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) System Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
11 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Oracle
11 4 (15.38%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (23.08%) 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
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Selenium
2 13 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (34.62%) NUnit
4 7 (26.92%) JUnit
5 3 (11.54%) LoadRunner
6 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
7 1 (3.85%) JIRA
7 1 (3.85%) Sahi
7 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.85%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Automation Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Test Automation Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) SOAP
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 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
2 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (30.77%) API Testing
4 7 (26.92%) SDLC
4 7 (26.92%) Scalability Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
6 5 (19.23%) System Testing
7 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Line Management
8 3 (11.54%) V-Model
8 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.69%) ERP
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 2 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) VBA
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) C
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
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 12 (46.15%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) JD Edwards
Ashford, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Annapurna
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago