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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - 38 35
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.42% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.52% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
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
180 191 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 77.25% 80.59% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 135 91
Median daily rate £375 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 17
Median hourly rate £9.61 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% -57.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1 (100.00%) RPG
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting

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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) RPG