Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Test Manager
South East > Kent
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Manager 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.24% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Kent median daily rate £450 - -
South East median daily rate £460 £500 £388
% change year-on-year -8.00% +29.03% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 407 482 488
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.55% 95.26% 97.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 369 332
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.71% +4.44%
10th Percentile £168 £162 £172
90th Percentile £600 £613 £562
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 22
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +55.70% -
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £139.76 £54.55
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +7.45%

Test Automation Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Test Automation Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Manager in Kent

Test Automation Manager Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, Test Automation Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region featuring Test Automation Manager in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) People Management

Test Automation Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP