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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Kent / Maidstone
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 20 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 7.81% 2.63% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.87% 3.57% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £41,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,750 £42,500
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 Maidstone with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Maidstone
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 46 56 112
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 71.88% 73.68% 86.15%
Number of salaries quoted 159 242 354
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £50,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Maidstone region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 12 (75.00%) C#
1 12 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
3 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 10 (62.50%) Finance
4 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (50.00%) ISEB
5 8 (50.00%) Scrum
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
7 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (37.50%) Docker
8 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
8 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
9 3 (18.75%) Degree
9 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
10 2 (12.50%) Marketing
10 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 2 (12.50%) SAP
10 2 (12.50%) C
10 2 (12.50%) .NET
10 2 (12.50%) C++
11 1 (6.25%) Java
11 1 (6.25%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.25%) GPRS
1 1 (6.25%) WCDMA
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) SpecFlow
2 8 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Test Lead
2 5 (31.25%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Payments Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) DevOps
4 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
7 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (6.25%) Direct Marketing
9 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 1 (6.25%) Project Management
9 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (6.25%) TDD
9 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
9 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Docker
1 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP