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 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 92 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.12% - 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% - 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Average salary £42,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
817 996 621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.94% 85.94% 73.49%
Number of salaries quoted 737 818 526
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 28 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (67.86%) MS Office
2 19 (67.86%) XML
2 19 (67.86%) System Testing
2 19 (67.86%) Automation Testing
3 18 (64.29%) Java
4 16 (57.14%) HTML
4 16 (57.14%) Oracle
4 16 (57.14%) Web Services
4 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 16 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Selenium
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.00%) ETL
8 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
8 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
8 6 (21.43%) Big Data
8 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 6 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (21.43%) PHP
8 6 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (17.86%) SOAP
10 4 (14.29%) Legal
10 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.71%) Ranorex
11 3 (10.71%) Test Planning

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 19 (67.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
1 6 (21.43%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.71%) Ranorex
3 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Legal
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Analyst
1 16 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) XML
2 16 (57.14%) HTML
2 16 (57.14%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) SOAP
4 3 (10.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) System Testing
1 19 (67.86%) Automation Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 16 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) ETL
5 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) SQL
2 18 (64.29%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) HP