The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 89 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.47% - 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% - 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 18 0 0
Average salary £36,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -5.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
994 908 539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.01% 73.88% 71.30%
Number of salaries quoted 789 755 469
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Test Automation
South East

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
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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Malling - 4 £35,000 -
Maidstone - 2 £36,000 -
Dover - 1 £30,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 22 (95.65%) SQL
2 19 (82.61%) ISEB
2 19 (82.61%) System Testing
3 14 (60.87%) SoapUI
3 14 (60.87%) SOAP
3 14 (60.87%) XML
4 12 (52.17%) C#
4 12 (52.17%) HP
4 12 (52.17%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (47.83%) Automation Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Degree
5 11 (47.83%) MS Office
6 10 (43.48%) Ranorex
6 10 (43.48%) Manual Testing
7 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
7 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
8 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
8 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
9 5 (21.74%) ETL
9 5 (21.74%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) VBScript
10 4 (17.39%) QA
10 4 (17.39%) Selenium
11 3 (13.04%) Ruby
11 3 (13.04%) Sahi
11 3 (13.04%) Keyword-Driven Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Finance
11 3 (13.04%) Python
12 2 (8.70%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) SoapUI
2 10 (43.48%) Ranorex
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium
4 3 (13.04%) Sahi
5 2 (8.70%) TestDirector
5 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
6 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (34.78%) Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Software Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) SOAP
1 14 (60.87%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) System Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Automation Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Manual Testing
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) ETL
6 3 (13.04%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Test Management
8 1 (4.35%) Logistics
8 1 (4.35%) V-Model
8 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.35%) OOP
8 1 (4.35%) OO
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) VBScript
6 3 (13.04%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) ISEB
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
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