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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 75 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 18 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.81% 0.55% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 3
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -38.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
827 893 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.28% 82.46% 78.38%
Number of salaries quoted 681 779 553
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 31 (73.81%) ISEB
3 25 (59.52%) XML
3 25 (59.52%) C#
3 25 (59.52%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (54.76%) HP
5 22 (52.38%) Regression Testing
6 21 (50.00%) System Testing
7 20 (47.62%) Automation Testing
7 20 (47.62%) Degree
8 19 (45.24%) MS Office
8 19 (45.24%) SOAP
8 19 (45.24%) Ranorex
8 19 (45.24%) SoapUI
9 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
10 16 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (30.95%) ETL
11 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (28.57%) Manual Testing
13 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
14 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
15 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
15 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
15 8 (19.05%) .NET
15 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (14.29%) Big Data
17 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 6 (14.29%) Cloud Computing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 19 (45.24%) MS Office
2 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 6 (14.29%) Big Data
3 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) SoapUI
1 19 (45.24%) Ranorex
2 16 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.52%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) FitNesse
4 4 (9.52%) NUnit
5 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Test Engineer
2 15 (35.71%) Automation Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) XML
2 19 (45.24%) 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 6 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Regression Testing
2 21 (50.00%) System Testing
3 20 (47.62%) Automation Testing
4 13 (30.95%) ETL
4 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (14.29%) SOA
8 6 (14.29%) OOP
9 4 (9.52%) OO
9 4 (9.52%) Scrum
9 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Test Management
9 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) SQL
2 25 (59.52%) C#
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) PHP
3 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.52%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) VBScript
5 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) ISEB
2 20 (47.62%) Degree
3 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (59.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) JD Edwards
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