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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 32 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.99% 2.12% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.68% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Median daily rate £275 £230 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -48.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £218 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £440 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £338
% change year-on-year -2.15% +2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

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 212 261 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 79.09% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 180 119
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Kent over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 £368 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 10 (83.33%) Migration
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) Data Migration
3 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (75.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (75.00%) Data Management
3 9 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 9 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Algorithms
3 9 (75.00%) API Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) .NET
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Algorithms
1 9 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Functional Testing
2 10 (83.33%) Migration
2 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) Test Strategy
3 9 (75.00%) API Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Data Management
3 9 (75.00%) Data Migration
3 9 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP