The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 95 85
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.50% 1.06% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.17% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 11
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.31% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 709 1028 803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.74% 90.57% 83.82%
Number of salaries quoted 583 888 714
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 £29,600
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%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Kent.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Kent

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Kent over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Kent

Test Automation
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 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
Maidstone - 10 £35,000 -
Dover - 4 £50,000 -
Dartford - 2 £52,500 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
1 17 (65.38%) Selenium
2 14 (53.85%) Performance Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Test Strategy
2 14 (53.85%) Mentoring
3 12 (46.15%) JIRA
3 12 (46.15%) HP UFT
4 11 (42.31%) C#
5 10 (38.46%) HP
5 10 (38.46%) LoadRunner
5 10 (38.46%) Degree
5 10 (38.46%) Test Management
5 10 (38.46%) People Management
5 10 (38.46%) Test Planning
5 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (34.62%) Legal
7 8 (30.77%) Finance
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
7 8 (30.77%) Project Management
7 8 (30.77%) Supplier Management
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Line Management
7 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
7 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
7 8 (30.77%) DevOps
8 7 (26.92%) Quality Management
9 6 (23.08%) ISEB
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 2 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Selenium
2 12 (46.15%) HP UFT
2 12 (46.15%) JIRA
3 10 (38.46%) LoadRunner
4 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
5 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
6 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
8 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (34.62%) Legal
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 9 (34.62%) Tester
3 8 (30.77%) Automation Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Automation Test Lead
4 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Head of Test
6 2 (7.69%) Head of Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Mentoring
2 14 (53.85%) Performance Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Test Strategy
3 10 (38.46%) People Management
3 10 (38.46%) Test Management
3 10 (38.46%) Test Planning
3 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 8 (30.77%) DevOps
5 8 (30.77%) Line Management
5 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
5 8 (30.77%) Project Management
5 8 (30.77%) Supplier Management
6 7 (26.92%) Quality Management
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
8 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) ISEB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
1 5 (19.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) SAP