The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 49 89 95
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 52 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.74% 1.25% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 1.45% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 50 13 7
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
985 897 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.87% 86.25% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 861 803 857
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Kent region.

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Kent

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Scripting across the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Scripting Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Kent region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - 6 £36,000 -
West Malling -13 4 £48,000 +12.94%
Chatham - 4 £38,000 -
Tonbridge +6 2 £42,500 +51.78%
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £45,000 - 1
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting.

1 60 (62.50%) Finance
2 44 (45.83%) Regression Testing
3 42 (43.75%) Test Strategy
4 37 (38.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (35.42%) Automated Testing
6 33 (34.38%) ISEB
7 32 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 32 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
8 30 (31.25%) SDLC
8 30 (31.25%) Test Automation
9 29 (30.21%) QA
10 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
11 27 (28.13%) ISTQB
12 25 (26.04%) SQL
13 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (21.88%) Line Management
14 20 (20.83%) Scrum
15 19 (19.79%) C#
15 19 (19.79%) Selenium
16 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
17 17 (17.71%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (16.67%) System Testing
18 16 (16.67%) SpecFlow
18 16 (16.67%) Gherkin
19 15 (15.63%) HP UFT
19 15 (15.63%) Change Management
20 14 (14.58%) Automation Testing
20 14 (14.58%) BDD
21 13 (13.54%) Cucumber
21 13 (13.54%) Use Case

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Selenium
2 17 (17.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 15 (15.63%) HP UFT
5 13 (13.54%) Cucumber
6 12 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.21%) JIRA
8 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (62.50%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Advertising
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (50.00%) Analyst
2 40 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 16 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Test Engineer
4 15 (15.63%) Tester
5 14 (14.58%) Service Analyst
5 14 (14.58%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (13.54%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (12.50%) Automation Tester
8 11 (11.46%) Automation Test Lead
9 9 (9.38%) Automation Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Test Manager
10 8 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
10 8 (8.33%) Senior Financial Analyst
11 5 (5.21%) Test Leader
12 3 (3.13%) AS400 Test Analyst
12 3 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 12 (12.50%) .NET
3 10 (10.42%) CSS
3 10 (10.42%) DOM
3 10 (10.42%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) AS400
2 6 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.08%) Android
1 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Regression Testing
2 42 (43.75%) Test Strategy
3 37 (38.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (35.42%) Automated Testing
5 32 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 32 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 30 (31.25%) SDLC
6 30 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 21 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (21.88%) Line Management
8 20 (20.83%) Scrum
9 16 (16.67%) System Testing
10 15 (15.63%) Change Management
11 14 (14.58%) Automation Testing
11 14 (14.58%) BDD
12 13 (13.54%) Software Testing
12 13 (13.54%) Use Case
13 12 (12.50%) Project Management
14 10 (10.42%) Kanban
14 10 (10.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.04%) SQL
2 19 (19.79%) C#
3 11 (11.46%) C
3 11 (11.46%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.08%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (34.38%) ISEB
2 27 (28.13%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.21%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) SDET
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) HP
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