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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
Kent / Maidstone
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 9.02% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.48% - -
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Median salary £35,000 - -
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 105 52 68
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 86.07% 77.61% 78.16%
Number of salaries quoted 84 46 58
Median salary £36,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidstone 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 29 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 Maidstone region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) Performance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) SpecFlow
2 9 (81.82%) DevOps
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) ISEB
4 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (45.45%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (45.45%) Docker
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (9.09%) QA
8 1 (9.09%) Selenium
8 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) Scala
8 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
8 1 (9.09%) Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) Spring
8 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Couchbase
1 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) SpecFlow
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Automation Tester
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Payments Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Performance Testing
2 9 (81.82%) DevOps
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISEB
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Docker
1 5 (45.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) SAP