The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / Kent
Rank 75 66 86
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 8 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.00% 3.45% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 3.81% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 8 38 12
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% +46.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £28,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 712 1023 796
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.67% 90.53% 84.05%
Number of salaries quoted 582 882 710
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Kent

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Kent.

Salary trend for Automated Testing in Kent

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Kent over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automated Testing in Kent

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £36,250 -
Chatham - 3 £47,000 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) VB
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) HTML5
4 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Facebook
5 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (40.00%) iPad
5 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (40.00%) VB6
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (40.00%) WinForms
5 4 (40.00%) Apple
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (40.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) HP UFT

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) NCover
3 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) QC Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Software QA Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (10.00%) CSLA.NET
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Line Management
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Code Coverage
6 1 (10.00%) MVC
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) VB
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) VB6
5 3 (30.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Apple
2 4 (40.00%) Facebook
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Google