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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Kent
Rank 39 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 7 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.46% 4.93% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.90% 6.53% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 2
Median daily rate £203 £210 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -37.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

Test Scripting 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 241 337 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.86% 75.56% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 260 106
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 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 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 1 £200 -
Maidstone - 1 £200 -
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (90.91%) Automation Testing
2 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (81.82%) Data Management
3 9 (81.82%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (81.82%) Web Services
3 9 (81.82%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (81.82%) Management Information System
3 9 (81.82%) Migration
3 9 (81.82%) Functional Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Algorithms
3 9 (81.82%) Data Migration
3 9 (81.82%) API Testing
4 8 (72.73%) Data Quality
5 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design

Test Scripting
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
2 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
2 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
2 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Algorithms
1 9 (81.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 10 (90.91%) Automation Testing
3 9 (81.82%) API Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Data Management
3 9 (81.82%) Data Migration
3 9 (81.82%) Functional Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Migration
3 9 (81.82%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) Data Quality
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft