The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Kent
Rank 75 98 91
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 11 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.39% 0.80% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.88% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 9
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.25%  

Automation 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 704 1025 790
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.66% 90.55% 83.69%
Number of salaries quoted 575 884 704
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Kent

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Kent

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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
Chatham +4 7 £42,000 -6.66%
Tunbridge Wells +17 2 £36,250 -9.37%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 13 (72.22%) SDLC
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Regression Testing
3 11 (61.11%) HP
3 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
4 10 (55.56%) ISEB
4 10 (55.56%) HP UFT
4 10 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 9 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
7 6 (33.33%) System Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (27.78%) QA
8 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 5 (27.78%) C#
8 5 (27.78%) VB
8 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) Health Informatics
10 3 (16.67%) Ranorex
10 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (16.67%) Line Management
10 3 (16.67%) Robot Framework
10 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (16.67%) SoapUI

Automation 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 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 3 (16.67%) Ranorex
2 3 (16.67%) Robot Framework
2 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) QC Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
7 2 (11.11%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
7 2 (11.11%) Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) REST
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) SDLC
2 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 11 (61.11%) Regression Testing
3 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
4 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 6 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) ETL
7 3 (16.67%) Health Informatics
7 3 (16.67%) Informatics
7 3 (16.67%) Line Management
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Resource Management
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) VB
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) VBScript
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Apple
2 2 (11.11%) Facebook
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Telerik