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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 44 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.36% 0.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
205 189 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.01% 77.46% 67.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 113 100
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £28.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -39.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015. 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
Folkestone - 1 £250 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft