The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 38
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
242 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.69% 77.01% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 119 107
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £519 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Median hourly rate £20.83 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.13% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.20 £37.75 £44.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Kent region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 3 (60.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Back Office
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB

Test Automation
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 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (40.00%) QA Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) Test Management
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) UML
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft