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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 95 85 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 10 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.84% 1.27% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.54% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 13
Average salary £62,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+92.30% -18.75%
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
1015 1038 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 85.37% 82.64% 73.26%
Number of salaries quoted 878 909 508
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Data Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Use Case
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) SOAP
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 4 (23.53%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) User Stories
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (23.53%) Data Mapping
5 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Requirements Management
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Workflow
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) Back Office
7 2 (11.76%) Thunderhead
7 2 (11.76%) WinForms
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) Casewise Modeler
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
1 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 11 (64.71%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Design Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) WinForms
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Data Analysis
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Use Case
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Requirements Management
4 4 (23.53%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (23.53%) Data Mapping
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Citrix
1 2 (11.76%) Thunderhead
2 1 (5.88%) Casewise
2 1 (5.88%) HP