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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.47% 1.46% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.17% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
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£325 £303 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -19.86%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
207 184 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 76.10% 67.15% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 101 91
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -39.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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 30 July 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
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £325 -
Dover - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) GxP
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
2 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) GxP
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com