The first table below looks at the demand for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Kent region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 34 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.38% 4.03% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 6.45% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate £475 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £272 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £610 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+16.53% +16.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
144 217 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 66.36% 62.54% 59.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 102 107
Average daily rate £375 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Scripting
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Test Scripting Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Test Scripting
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting across the Kent region.

Test Scripting Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Test Scripting
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 Scripting within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (50.00%) JD Edwards
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (50.00%) ERP
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Data Integration

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (50.00%) ERP
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com