Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 78 88
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +41
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 29 50 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.21% 2.93% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 3.32% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 28 46 61
Kent median annual salary £33,750 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.59% +14.86% -12.94%
10th Percentile £21,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £45,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1127 1504 1954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.96% 88.21% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1333 1724
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham -13 10 £47,500 +11.76%
Tunbridge Wells 0 4 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Sevenoaks - 3 £40,000 -
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 23 (79.31%) Test Strategy
2 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
3 20 (68.97%) Manual Testing
4 17 (58.62%) ISEB
5 16 (55.17%) Software Testing
6 13 (44.83%) Finance
7 12 (41.38%) Performance Testing
7 12 (41.38%) Test Management
8 11 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (34.48%) SDLC
9 10 (34.48%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (31.03%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (27.59%) HP
12 7 (24.14%) SQL
13 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
14 5 (17.24%) Line Management
14 5 (17.24%) Banking
14 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
14 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
14 5 (17.24%) Degree
14 5 (17.24%) QA
14 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
14 5 (17.24%) C#
14 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
15 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
15 4 (13.79%) .NET
15 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office

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:

Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
1 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
2 3 (10.34%) NUnit
2 3 (10.34%) tSQLt
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Appium
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 15 (51.72%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) QA Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Software QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Software QA Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications Support
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) HTML5
2 3 (10.34%) WinForms
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Test Strategy
2 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
3 20 (68.97%) Manual Testing
4 16 (55.17%) Software Testing
5 12 (41.38%) Performance Testing
5 12 (41.38%) Test Management
6 10 (34.48%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (34.48%) SDLC
7 9 (31.03%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
9 5 (17.24%) Line Management
9 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
10 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
11 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
11 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) VB
4 3 (10.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) ISEB
2 11 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Apple
3 3 (10.34%) Facebook
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle