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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 36 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.33% 0.72% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 1.02% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate £380 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £275 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £177.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
217 197 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.09% 71.38% 61.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 113 79
Average daily rate £343 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% +146.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £9.36 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
West Malling - 1 £380 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) TestComplete
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
5 2 (22.22%) React
5 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) HP UFT
2 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) TestComplete
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (22.22%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (22.22%) HTML Developer
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (22.22%) QA Leader
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) Backbone.js
2 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (22.22%) React
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft