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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 75 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 16 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.61% 1.55% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.93% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 6
Average salary £27,500 £33,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £27,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £44,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
807 934 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 81.43% 80.52% 74.46%
Number of salaries quoted 718 775 731
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +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
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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells -11 4 £27,000 -20.00%
Canterbury - 2 £27,500 -
Chatham - 2 £48,750 -
Dover +4 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £19,250 -
Tonbridge - 1 £27,000 -
Dartford - 1 £40,000 -
West Malling - 1 £40,000 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 18 (60.00%) .NET
3 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (50.00%) QA
5 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
5 14 (46.67%) WinForms
5 14 (46.67%) Windows
6 13 (43.33%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
6 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
6 13 (43.33%) Automated Testing
6 13 (43.33%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (36.67%) HTML
8 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (33.33%) HTML5
8 10 (33.33%) Degree
9 9 (30.00%) Silverlight
9 9 (30.00%) VB
9 9 (30.00%) VB6
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
11 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (20.00%) MS Office
12 5 (16.67%) Java
12 5 (16.67%) HP
12 5 (16.67%) ISEB
13 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
13 4 (13.33%) UNIX
13 4 (13.33%) TestDirector

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 10 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) TestDirector
1 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.67%) SilkTest
3 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) QA Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Tester
5 5 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Junior
6 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) UAT Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Software Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 14 (46.67%) WinForms
3 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (36.67%) HTML
5 10 (33.33%) HTML5
6 9 (30.00%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Automated Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (13.33%) V-Model
4 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.33%) Change Control
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
3 9 (30.00%) VB
3 9 (30.00%) VB6
4 5 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) ISEB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Borland
4 2 (6.67%) JD Edwards
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Business Objects