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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 44 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.60% - 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% - 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Median daily rate £210 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
335 168 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.67% 69.71% 68.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 82 87
Median daily rate £375 £338 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 13 (81.25%) HP UFT
3 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (68.75%) JIRA
4 11 (68.75%) TestComplete
5 10 (62.50%) QA
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 7 (43.75%) SDLC
6 7 (43.75%) Software Delivery
7 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
8 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (31.25%) System Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
8 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
8 5 (31.25%) ISEB
9 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (18.75%) Scrum
10 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
10 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Test Management
11 2 (12.50%) Selenium
11 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
11 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
11 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
11 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
11 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 2 (12.50%) UML
11 2 (12.50%) SQL

Automated Testing
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) HP UFT
2 11 (68.75%) JIRA
2 11 (68.75%) TestComplete
3 3 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) WatiN
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Tester
2 11 (68.75%) Automation Tester
3 7 (43.75%) QA Automation Tester
3 7 (43.75%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (12.50%) QA Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
1 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (43.75%) SDLC
2 7 (43.75%) Software Delivery
2 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Automation Testing
4 5 (31.25%) System Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (12.50%) UML
8 1 (6.25%) Line Management
8 1 (6.25%) SOLID
8 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft