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 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / Kent
Rank 36 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.80% - 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
200 165 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 79.68% 77.83% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 125 106
Median daily rate £375 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 11
Median hourly rate £9.61 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.96% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 1 £450 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) AS400
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) RPG
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer in Test
1 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Quality Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) RPG
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft