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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 95 94 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 0.81% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.99% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 1
Average salary £42,500 £38,375 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.74% -26.90%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
991 1014 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.14% 82.31% 70.89%
Number of salaries quoted 870 885 480
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 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
(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
Maidstone - 4 £45,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 23 (76.67%) Automation Testing
2 23 (76.67%) XML
3 21 (70.00%) System Testing
3 21 (70.00%) MS Office
4 15 (50.00%) ETL
5 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
5 13 (43.33%) C#
5 13 (43.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 12 (40.00%) HP
6 12 (40.00%) SOAP
7 11 (36.67%) ISEB
7 11 (36.67%) Degree
7 11 (36.67%) Java
7 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
7 11 (36.67%) Regression Testing
7 11 (36.67%) Ranorex
7 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (33.33%) Selenium
8 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
8 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (33.33%) Oracle
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (33.33%) HTML
8 10 (33.33%) Web Services
9 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
10 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
11 6 (20.00%) Big Data

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 21 (70.00%) MS Office
2 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 11 (36.67%) Ranorex
4 10 (33.33%) Selenium
5 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (33.33%) Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.67%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) XML
2 12 (40.00%) SOAP
3 10 (33.33%) Web Services
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (6.67%) WCF
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.67%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Automation Testing
2 21 (70.00%) System Testing
3 15 (50.00%) ETL
4 11 (36.67%) Regression Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) MVC
8 2 (6.67%) OOP
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.33%) TDD
9 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISEB
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) HP
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft