The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / Kent
Rank - 42 41
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 2.82% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.70% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Median daily rate - £210 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 238 351 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.40% 76.14% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 270 108
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Kent

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Kent

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Kent

Automated Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation

Automated Testing
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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Automation Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft