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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 88 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.19% 1.08% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 0
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
838 843 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.30% 76.01% 76.09%
Number of salaries quoted 707 721 570
Average salary £41,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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
Dover - 1 £27,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (92.86%) SQL
2 37 (88.10%) ISEB
3 28 (66.67%) XML
3 28 (66.67%) C#
3 28 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (64.29%) System Testing
5 26 (61.90%) HP
6 25 (59.52%) Regression Testing
7 23 (54.76%) Degree
7 23 (54.76%) Automation Testing
8 22 (52.38%) Ranorex
8 22 (52.38%) SoapUI
8 22 (52.38%) MS Office
8 22 (52.38%) SOAP
9 16 (38.10%) Manual Testing
10 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
12 12 (28.57%) ETL
13 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
15 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
16 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
16 8 (19.05%) .NET
16 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
17 7 (16.67%) Java
18 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
18 6 (14.29%) OOP
18 6 (14.29%) SOA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (52.38%) MS Office
2 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) SoapUI
1 22 (52.38%) Ranorex
2 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 4 (9.52%) NUnit
4 4 (9.52%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) FitNesse
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Test Engineer
2 13 (30.95%) Senior Test Engineer
3 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (66.67%) XML
2 22 (52.38%) SOAP
3 8 (19.05%) .NET
4 4 (9.52%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) XSLT
4 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
5 2 (4.76%) WCF
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.76%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) System Testing
2 25 (59.52%) Regression Testing
3 23 (54.76%) Automation Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Manual Testing
5 12 (28.57%) ETL
5 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 6 (14.29%) SOA
8 6 (14.29%) OOP
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Test Management
9 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.52%) OO
9 4 (9.52%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) SQL
2 28 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) Java
5 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.52%) VBScript
7 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (88.10%) ISEB
2 23 (54.76%) Degree
3 12 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) JD Edwards
Ashford, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefit
Posted: 21 days ago