Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 54 94 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.08% 5.45% 5.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 6.17% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 50 90 103
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.73% +8.82% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,700 £30,875 £29,200
90th Percentile £48,750 £53,875 £47,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1142 1524 1910
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.19% 88.40% 87.78%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1347 1685
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% -1.19%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham +10 17 £32,500 -27.78%
Tunbridge Wells -12 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Dartford - 4 £43,750 -
Rochester +4 3 £26,000 -3.70%
Maidstone - 3 £30,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Gravesend - 1 £60,000 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (59.26%) Manual Testing
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (51.85%) Test Strategy
4 23 (42.59%) ISEB
5 22 (40.74%) Software Testing
5 22 (40.74%) SDLC
6 21 (38.89%) Test Scripting
7 18 (33.33%) Process Improvement
8 15 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (27.78%) HP
9 14 (25.93%) Finance
9 14 (25.93%) QA
10 13 (24.07%) Performance Testing
10 13 (24.07%) C#
11 12 (22.22%) Test Management
11 12 (22.22%) System Testing
11 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
13 10 (18.52%) SQL
13 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
14 9 (16.67%) HP UFT
14 9 (16.67%) .NET
14 9 (16.67%) Scrum
14 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
14 9 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
14 9 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
15 8 (14.81%) Smoke Testing
15 8 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (14.81%) Selenium

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 4 (7.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) PaaS
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 8 (14.81%) Selenium
3 7 (12.96%) JIRA
4 6 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 5 (9.26%) Bugzilla
6 4 (7.41%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.56%) NUnit
7 3 (5.56%) tSQLt
8 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.85%) Appium
9 1 (1.85%) JMeter
9 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.85%) MSTest
9 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Analyst
2 25 (46.30%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Tester
4 7 (12.96%) QA Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Software Tester
4 7 (12.96%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 5 (9.26%) Software QA Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) QA Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.26%) HTML
4 3 (5.56%) HTML5
4 3 (5.56%) WinForms
5 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.70%) CSS
5 2 (3.70%) WCF
6 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.85%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.85%) LINQ
6 1 (1.85%) React
6 1 (1.85%) ServiceStack
6 1 (1.85%) SOAP
6 1 (1.85%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) iPad
2 2 (3.70%) Marketing Technology
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Manual Testing
2 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (51.85%) Test Strategy
4 22 (40.74%) SDLC
4 22 (40.74%) Software Testing
5 21 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 18 (33.33%) Process Improvement
7 13 (24.07%) Performance Testing
8 12 (22.22%) System Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Test Management
9 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
9 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (16.67%) Scrum
10 9 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (14.81%) Smoke Testing
12 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
13 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) C#
2 10 (18.52%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.41%) VB
5 3 (5.56%) VB6
6 2 (3.70%) Java
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) ISEB
2 12 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) HNC
4 3 (5.56%) HND
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) HP
2 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Apple
3 3 (5.56%) Facebook
4 1 (1.85%) SAP