The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting 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 Scripting over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 28 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.29% 2.12% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 2.63% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £225 £200 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £16.62
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +124.19%
Test Scripting
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
199 228 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 81.89% 80.57% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 137 154
Median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £16.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £37.50 £38.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Test Scripting Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cranbrook - 2 £225 - 1
West Malling - 2 £263 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Scripting.

1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (20.00%) Sonata
4 3 (20.00%) AS400
4 3 (20.00%) PACS
4 3 (20.00%) Equities
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (13.33%) Remedy
5 2 (13.33%) RPG
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
6 1 (6.67%) Investment Management

Test Scripting
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:

Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (13.33%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 6 (40.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Tester
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 3 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) AS400 Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior UAT Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) AS400
1 3 (20.00%) Equities
1 3 (20.00%) PACS
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
1 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) RPG
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy
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