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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Kent
Rank 37 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.56% 3.64% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 4.79% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £203 £210 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +19.27%

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
204 188 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 79.69% 76.11% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 146 106
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 12
Median hourly rate £9.61 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.52% -15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 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 1 £450 +150.00%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) MCP
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
4 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 2 (18.18%) API Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Change Control
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) PACS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Applications Support
2 5 (45.45%) Applications Support Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) PACS
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) API Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) RPG
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy