The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 37 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.34% 1.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.85% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
235 231 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.86% 77.26% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 153 126
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -24.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Kent

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

System Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing System Testing also 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 that cited System Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (20.00%) JMS
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) webMethods
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing System Testing also 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 that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) XSD
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) webMethods