The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South East / Kent
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.39% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £290 £278
% change year-on-year
+12.06% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +49.12%

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
243 230 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 94.92% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 173 136
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.96 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +77.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Kent region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
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 Software Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Maidstone - 1 £350 -
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Apple