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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 53 80 97
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 44 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.16% 1.87% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 2.30% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 17 7
Median salary £42,500 £27,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,500 £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
941 784 1053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 88.94% 81.33% 86.03%
Number of salaries quoted 811 703 842
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,041
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham -4 5 £42,500 -12.82%
Tunbridge Wells -1 3 £43,000 +59.25%
West Malling -17 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £25,000 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT 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 job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 74 (76.29%) Finance
2 70 (72.16%) Test Strategy
3 62 (63.92%) Regression Testing
3 62 (63.92%) System Integration Testing
3 62 (63.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 60 (61.86%) Integration Testing
5 43 (44.33%) ISEB
6 37 (38.14%) SDLC
7 33 (34.02%) ISTQB
8 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
8 20 (20.62%) AS400
9 17 (17.53%) QA
9 17 (17.53%) System Testing
10 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.46%) SQL
12 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
13 12 (12.37%) Manual Testing
14 11 (11.34%) Line Management
14 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
15 10 (10.31%) Banking
15 10 (10.31%) HP UFT
16 9 (9.28%) Capacity Planning
16 9 (9.28%) Defect Management
16 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
16 9 (9.28%) Change Management
16 9 (9.28%) Scrum
17 8 (8.25%) C#
18 7 (7.22%) Test Management
18 7 (7.22%) 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 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.22%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (2.06%) Lumira
1 2 (2.06%) SAP BW
1 2 (2.06%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) HP UFT
2 7 (7.22%) Selenium
3 6 (6.19%) SpecFlow
3 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.15%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.09%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 74 (76.29%) Finance
2 10 (10.31%) Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (69.07%) Analyst
2 53 (54.64%) Test Analyst
3 24 (24.74%) Senior Analyst
3 24 (24.74%) Senior Test Analyst
4 22 (22.68%) Financial Analyst
5 20 (20.62%) Service Analyst
6 10 (10.31%) AS400 Test Analyst
7 9 (9.28%) Test Manager
8 8 (8.25%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) Tester
9 7 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Automation Tester
11 3 (3.09%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Senior QA Engineer
12 2 (2.06%) Banking Analyst
12 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 2 (2.06%) Business Objects Analyst
12 2 (2.06%) QA Automation Engineer
12 2 (2.06%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.09%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) HTML
3 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.06%) SOAP
4 1 (1.03%) CSS
4 1 (1.03%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.62%) AS400
2 6 (6.19%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.06%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.16%) Test Strategy
2 62 (63.92%) Regression Testing
2 62 (63.92%) System Integration Testing
2 62 (63.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (61.86%) Integration Testing
4 37 (38.14%) SDLC
5 20 (20.62%) Automated Testing
6 17 (17.53%) System Testing
7 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
8 12 (12.37%) Manual Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Line Management
9 11 (11.34%) Software Testing
10 9 (9.28%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (9.28%) Change Management
10 9 (9.28%) Defect Management
10 9 (9.28%) Scrum
11 7 (7.22%) Test Management
11 7 (7.22%) Test Planning
12 6 (6.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) SQL
2 8 (8.25%) C#
3 6 (6.19%) C
3 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (44.33%) ISEB
2 33 (34.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.06%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.53%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) HP
3 2 (2.06%) Blue Prism
3 2 (2.06%) SAP