The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.00 - £25.00
Software Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
219 215 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 90.50% 95.13% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 139 129
Average daily rate £338 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 21
Average hourly rate £13.67 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.88% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.89 £47.00 £84.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Kent region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Kent region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Software Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification