The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Kent
Rank 61 47 73
Rank change year-on-year -14 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 20 61 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.49% 5.33% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 5.87% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 18 59 20
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +63.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £31,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £47,600 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 714 1039 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.92% 90.74% 84.08%
Number of salaries quoted 573 895 701
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £29,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Kent.

Salary trend for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Kent over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Scripting in Kent

Test Scripting
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham +2 8 £42,000 -1.17%
Tunbridge Wells +19 4 £36,250 -15.69%
Maidstone -8 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Test Scripting
South East

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 18 (58.06%) Test Strategy
2 14 (45.16%) HP
2 14 (45.16%) QA
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (45.16%) SDLC
3 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
3 12 (38.71%) ISEB
3 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
3 12 (38.71%) ISTQB
4 11 (35.48%) Finance
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) HP UFT
6 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (25.81%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) JIRA
7 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
7 7 (22.58%) VB
7 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 6 (19.35%) Banking
8 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
8 6 (19.35%) System Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
9 5 (16.13%) Statistics
9 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server

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:

Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) HP UFT
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
2 16 (51.61%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Manual Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
4 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
5 5 (16.13%) QA Leader
5 5 (16.13%) QA Manager
5 5 (16.13%) QA Test Manager
5 5 (16.13%) QC Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Software Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) QA Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Software QA Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) HTML5
2 4 (12.90%) WinForms
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Test Strategy
2 14 (45.16%) SDLC
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Automation Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Regression Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
4 8 (25.81%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Automated Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Functional Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Process Improvement
6 6 (19.35%) System Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Statistics
8 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.68%) BDD
9 3 (9.68%) Line Management
10 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) VB
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.90%) VB6
5 3 (9.68%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
1 12 (38.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) HP
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Apple
3 4 (12.90%) Facebook
4 1 (3.23%) SAP