Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Kent > Maidstone
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 25 44
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 3.52% 2.54% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.00% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Maidstone median annual salary £38,750 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.17% -29.41% +25.93%
10th Percentile £28,450 £27,800 £41,250
90th Percentile £52,575 £40,500 £43,750
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -27.78% +7.14%

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 Maidstone with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Maidstone
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 130 100 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 91.55% 84.75% 85.57%
Number of salaries quoted 122 89 154
Maidstone median annual salary £40,656 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.64% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,800 £26,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £61,250
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation 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 in Maidstone.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Maidstone

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Maidstone

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Maidstone over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Maidstone region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OAuth
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Mocha
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidstone 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (20.00%) Babel
2 1 (20.00%) Bower
2 1 (20.00%) Grunt
2 1 (20.00%) gulp
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Mocha
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
3 1 (20.00%) Express
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) GraphQL
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) OAuth
3 1 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) ES6
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft