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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 35 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.05% - 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% - 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£400 - £294
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
204 167 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.08% 62.78% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 111
Average daily rate £350 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 Test Automation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Maidstone - - - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) HTML

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) OOP
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA