The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 27 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 1.71% - 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% - 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £40,000 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Test Automation
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Maidstone region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 82 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 81.20% 74.55% 76.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87 80 69
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Maidstone region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in Maidstone

Test Automation
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft