The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 40 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.99% 0.69% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.97% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
Automated Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
221 207 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.70% 71.63% 65.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 121 119
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Average hourly rate £35.05 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Kent region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Kent region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree