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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 48 90
Rank change year-on-year -18 +42  
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 11 37 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.67% 3.90% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 4.38% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 9 36 13
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +14.28% -4.10%  

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 546 844 937
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 82.73% 89.03% 86.60%
Number of salaries quoted 469 739 817
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +6 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Dover - 2 - -
Chatham -6 1 £22,000 -29.03%
Test Scripting
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (74.19%) Test Automation
2 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
2 16 (51.61%) QA
3 14 (45.16%) VB
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 13 (41.94%) Test Strategy
5 12 (38.71%) SDLC
5 12 (38.71%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (38.71%) HP
5 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (38.71%) .NET
5 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
5 12 (38.71%) C#
6 11 (35.48%) HTML
6 11 (35.48%) T-SQL
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET
6 11 (35.48%) Windows
6 11 (35.48%) Apple
6 11 (35.48%) WinForms
6 11 (35.48%) VB6
6 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (35.48%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (35.48%) Scenario Testing
6 11 (35.48%) Facebook
6 11 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (35.48%) HTML5
6 11 (35.48%) iPad
7 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing

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 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (35.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
2 6 (19.35%) SpecFlow
3 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) NUnit
3 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 5 (16.13%) tSQLt
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) 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 13 (41.94%) Tester
2 12 (38.71%) Analyst
3 11 (35.48%) Software Tester
4 10 (32.26%) QA Engineer
4 10 (32.26%) QA Tester
4 10 (32.26%) Software QA Engineer
4 10 (32.26%) Software QA Tester
4 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
5 7 (22.58%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) QC Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) QA Leader
7 3 (9.68%) QA Manager
7 3 (9.68%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
7 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET
2 11 (35.48%) HTML
2 11 (35.48%) HTML5
2 11 (35.48%) WinForms
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Test Automation
2 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
3 13 (41.94%) Test Strategy
4 12 (38.71%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (38.71%) SDLC
5 11 (35.48%) Exploratory Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
7 7 (22.58%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
11 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Statistics
11 3 (9.68%) System Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Test Management
11 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) VB
3 12 (38.71%) C#
4 11 (35.48%) T-SQL
4 11 (35.48%) VB6
5 3 (9.68%) Java
5 3 (9.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) HP
3 11 (35.48%) Apple
3 11 (35.48%) Facebook
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) SAP