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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 95 102 77
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.94% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 1
Average salary £42,500 £33,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.86% +11.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
896 949 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 84.37% 84.96% 70.25%
Number of salaries quoted 796 812 445
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,598 £57,500 £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 29 January 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 27 (100.00%) SQL
2 19 (70.37%) MS Office
2 19 (70.37%) XML
2 19 (70.37%) System Testing
2 19 (70.37%) Automation Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Java
4 12 (44.44%) HTML
4 12 (44.44%) Oracle
4 12 (44.44%) Web Services
4 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 12 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Selenium
5 11 (40.74%) ETL
6 9 (33.33%) HP
6 9 (33.33%) SoapUI
7 8 (29.63%) SOAP
7 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.93%) C#
8 7 (25.93%) ISEB
8 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.93%) Ranorex
8 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (70.37%) MS Office
2 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 6 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (25.93%) Ranorex
3 7 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (14.81%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
1 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Test Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) XML
2 12 (44.44%) HTML
2 12 (44.44%) Web Services
3 8 (29.63%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) System Testing
1 19 (70.37%) Automation Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (40.74%) ETL
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
7 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Oracle
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) HP