Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 55 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 6 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.37% 1.96% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.44% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Kent median daily rate £525 £300 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +31.87% -20.52%
10th Percentile £338 £205 £161
90th Percentile £650 £390 £441
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £16.08 £37.00
% change year-on-year +126.99% -56.54% +10.66%

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 370 410 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.47% 80.23% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 312 291
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £222 £231 £193
90th Percentile £600 £611 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 7
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% +22.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £43.50 £47.50 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Kent over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge - 2 £375 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £400 -
Dartford - 1 £400 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) API Testing
2 3 (50.00%) React
2 3 (50.00%) Jest
2 3 (50.00%) Enzyme
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning

Test Scripting
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Finance Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Project Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) Enzyme
1 3 (50.00%) Jest
1 3 (50.00%) React
1 3 (50.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) API Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (33.33%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft