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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 38 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.65% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.45% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £230 £250 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+53.05% +0.64%
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
229 222 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.35% 77.62% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 126 112
Median daily rate £456 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.19% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £20.83 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.13% -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.91
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.77%

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 2 July 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 13 (86.67%) HP UFT
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) JIRA
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
2 11 (73.33%) TestComplete
3 10 (66.67%) QA
4 7 (46.67%) Software Delivery
4 7 (46.67%) SDLC
5 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (26.67%) System Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) UML
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
8 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (13.33%) Test Management

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 (86.67%) HP UFT
2 11 (73.33%) JIRA
2 11 (73.33%) TestComplete
3 3 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) WatiN
General
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Automation Tester
1 11 (73.33%) Tester
2 7 (46.67%) QA Automation Tester
2 7 (46.67%) QA Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (13.33%) QA Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (46.67%) SDLC
2 7 (46.67%) Software Delivery
3 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) System Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) UML
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) SOLID
7 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft