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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 37 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.38% 0.70% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.14% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £500 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +42.85%
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
208 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 71.72% 61.62% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 100 109
Average daily rate £350 £400 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 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 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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West Malling - - - -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
2 3 (33.33%) GxP
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) German Language
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) German Language
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (33.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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