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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 76 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.64% 0.84% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.06% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 1
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
809 852 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 82.80% 79.63% 79.25%
Number of salaries quoted 671 729 567
Average salary £41,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.74% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 15 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 41 (93.18%) SQL
2 35 (79.55%) ISEB
3 27 (61.36%) XML
3 27 (61.36%) C#
3 27 (61.36%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (56.82%) System Testing
4 25 (56.82%) HP
5 24 (54.55%) Regression Testing
6 22 (50.00%) Degree
6 22 (50.00%) Automation Testing
7 21 (47.73%) Ranorex
7 21 (47.73%) SoapUI
7 21 (47.73%) MS Office
7 21 (47.73%) SOAP
8 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 15 (34.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (31.82%) Manual Testing
11 13 (29.55%) ETL
12 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
13 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
15 8 (18.18%) .NET
16 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
16 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
17 6 (13.64%) JIRA
17 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
17 6 (13.64%) Java

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 15 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 (6.82%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (47.73%) MS Office
2 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.09%) Big Data
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (47.73%) SoapUI
1 21 (47.73%) Ranorex
2 15 (34.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (13.64%) TestDirector
3 6 (13.64%) LoadRunner
3 6 (13.64%) JIRA
4 4 (9.09%) Selenium
4 4 (9.09%) FitNesse
4 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.09%) NUnit
4 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) XML
2 21 (47.73%) SOAP
3 8 (18.18%) .NET
4 4 (9.09%) HTML
4 4 (9.09%) XSLT
4 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (4.55%) WCF
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.55%) REST
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 4 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) System Testing
2 24 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 22 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 14 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 13 (29.55%) ETL
6 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.64%) SOA
9 6 (13.64%) OOP
10 4 (9.09%) OO
10 4 (9.09%) Scrum
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Test Management
10 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
11 3 (6.82%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 41 (93.18%) SQL
2 27 (61.36%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.64%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.09%) PHP
6 3 (6.82%) VBScript
7 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (79.55%) ISEB
2 22 (50.00%) Degree
3 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (15.91%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (61.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) JD Edwards
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