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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 38 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.05% 0.67% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.98% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £365 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +62.79%
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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
213 205 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 74.48% 68.33% 58.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 113 112
Average daily rate £340 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 43
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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
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 November 2014.

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 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%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) GxP
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
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%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center