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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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 £275 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -22.50%
Software Tester
South East

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
279 275 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.00% 95.49% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +29.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.01 £35.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Software Tester
South East