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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 81 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.44% 1.60% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.20% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 4
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
931 773 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.80% 72.92% 77.26%
Number of salaries quoted 807 660 583
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 30 July 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
Canterbury - 1 £26,500 -
Dover - 1 £27,000 -
Longfield - 1 £35,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £38,500 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 36 (92.31%) SQL
2 34 (87.18%) ISEB
3 25 (64.10%) XML
3 25 (64.10%) C#
3 25 (64.10%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (61.54%) System Testing
5 23 (58.97%) HP
6 20 (51.28%) Degree
6 20 (51.28%) Automation Testing
7 19 (48.72%) Ranorex
7 19 (48.72%) SoapUI
7 19 (48.72%) MS Office
7 19 (48.72%) SOAP
8 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
9 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
9 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
11 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
11 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
12 9 (23.08%) ETL
13 8 (20.51%) .NET
13 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
14 7 (17.95%) Java
15 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
15 6 (15.38%) SOA
15 6 (15.38%) TestDirector
15 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
15 6 (15.38%) OOP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (48.72%) MS Office
2 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Ranorex
1 19 (48.72%) SoapUI
2 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.38%) TestDirector
3 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.26%) Selenium
4 4 (10.26%) FitNesse
4 4 (10.26%) NUnit
5 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Test Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 12 (30.77%) Test Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) XML
2 19 (48.72%) SOAP
3 8 (20.51%) .NET
4 4 (10.26%) XSLT
4 4 (10.26%) HTML
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.13%) WCF
5 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.13%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) System Testing
2 20 (51.28%) Automation Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Manual Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
7 9 (23.08%) ETL
8 6 (15.38%) SOA
8 6 (15.38%) OOP
8 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.26%) OO
9 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Test Management
9 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
10 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.69%) V-Model
10 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (92.31%) SQL
2 25 (64.10%) C#
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.26%) VBScript
7 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (87.18%) ISEB
2 20 (51.28%) Degree
3 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (64.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) JD Edwards
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
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