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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 93 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.12% 1.46% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.81% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 21
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
959 775 1057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.13% 80.90% 86.36%
Number of salaries quoted 828 700 847
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £42,500 -
West Malling - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 16 (64.00%) HP UFT
2 14 (56.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (44.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (36.00%) QA
4 9 (36.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) Change Management
6 7 (28.00%) C
6 7 (28.00%) Selenium
6 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
7 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (24.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (20.00%) SDLC
8 5 (20.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) System Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.00%) SOAP
9 4 (16.00%) HP
9 4 (16.00%) ISEB
9 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
9 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
10 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
10 3 (12.00%) Test Management
10 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) HP UFT
2 7 (28.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (44.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Change Management
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Line Management
7 3 (12.00%) Test Management
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (8.00%) UML
8 2 (8.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft