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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 92 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 3 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.30% 3.08% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 3.78% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 28 11
Average salary £62,500 £28,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+117.39% -23.33%
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
830 872 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.25% 81.42% 79.15%
Number of salaries quoted 684 751 562
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chatham - 1 £34,000 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (50.00%) ISEB
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
3 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 8 (33.33%) QA
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Workflow
6 6 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
7 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 5 (20.83%) Citrix
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (16.67%) WinForms
8 4 (16.67%) VB6
8 4 (16.67%) JIRA
8 4 (16.67%) TestDirector
8 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 4 (16.67%) HP
8 4 (16.67%) MS Office
8 4 (16.67%) VB
8 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Casewise Modeler
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) TestDirector
1 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Business Design Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Process Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.67%) WinForms
4 3 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Workflow
5 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) V-Model
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Use Case
9 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.17%) Line Management
9 1 (4.17%) Coaching
9 1 (4.17%) Release Management
9 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) VB6
3 4 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.83%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Casewise