Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 38 55
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.72% 2.21% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.69% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Kent median daily rate £371 £225 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% +7.14% -53.33%
10th Percentile £289 £156 £200
90th Percentile £438 £445 £292
South East median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.04 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.24% +27.59% +104.08%

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 417 409 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.58% 82.29% 81.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 283 286
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £204
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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
Chatham - 2 £300 -
Dover - 2 £371 -
Maidstone - 2 £375 -
Stansted - 2 £425 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting 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 Test Scripting.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Management
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 2 (22.22%) Open Source
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) AS400
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Transition Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Transition Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior UAT Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) AS400
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft