Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 53 51
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.95% 2.56% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 3.04% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 20
Kent median daily rate £400 £204 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.32% -2.98% -41.67%
10th Percentile £363 £200 £173
90th Percentile £423 £377 £439
South East median daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Kent median hourly rate - - £170.00
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £29.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year +45.76% -73.18% +436.59%

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 367 461 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.44% 84.28% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 334 440
Kent median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £205 £200
90th Percentile £603 £549 £576
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 11
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £27.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.09% -31.55% +38.84%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.65 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%

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 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 22 July 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
Dartford - 8 £400 - 1
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (77.78%) Internet
1 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) TestComplete
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
3 4 (44.44%) GDPR
4 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) VB
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Document Management
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
6 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) TestComplete
1 4 (44.44%) WebDriver
2 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Business Development Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Development Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Project Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SAP Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Software Development Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Software Development Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Document Management
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) DevExpress
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Xamarin