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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 33 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.86% 1.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £328 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +10.90%
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
241 210 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.84% 76.92% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 119 105
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £519 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £20.83 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.13% -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 - 1 - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 21 (72.41%) Finance
1 21 (72.41%) ISTQB
2 20 (68.97%) Test Strategy
2 20 (68.97%) ISEB
3 17 (58.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (55.17%) Integration Testing
4 16 (55.17%) Regression Testing
4 16 (55.17%) System Integration Testing
5 13 (44.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (37.93%) SDLC
6 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
7 10 (34.48%) System Testing
8 9 (31.03%) AS400
9 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
9 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
9 7 (24.14%) JIRA
9 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
12 4 (13.79%) Scrum
12 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (13.79%) Selenium
12 4 (13.79%) TestComplete
13 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
13 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
13 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
13 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
13 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
1 7 (24.14%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) TestComplete
3 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Analyst
2 21 (72.41%) Test Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
5 4 (13.79%) UAT Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
1 3 (10.34%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) AS400
2 3 (10.34%) Equities
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Test Strategy
2 17 (58.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (55.17%) Integration Testing
3 16 (55.17%) Regression Testing
3 16 (55.17%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (37.93%) SDLC
4 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
5 10 (34.48%) System Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Automation Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
9 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum
10 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 3 (10.34%) UML
11 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
11 2 (6.90%) Migration
11 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) ISTQB
2 20 (68.97%) ISEB
3 13 (44.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft