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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / Kent
Rank 40 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.77% 1.32% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.73% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £359
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%

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
209 173 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 80.08% 76.21% 75.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 135 108
Median daily rate £375 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 11
Median hourly rate £9.61 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.52% -15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation

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 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft