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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 37 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 26 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.54% 0.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -
System Testing
South East

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
343 168 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.13% 69.42% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 81 88
Average daily rate £375 £340 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 System Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Maidstone - 3 £313 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £325 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle
1 16 (57.14%) XML
1 16 (57.14%) Unix
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Forms
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 16 (57.14%) Shell Script
1 16 (57.14%) Business Analysis
1 16 (57.14%) Business Development
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 10 (35.71%) ISEB
3 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 6 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) HP UFT
7 4 (14.29%) TestComplete
7 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Developer
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle Forms Developer
2 9 (32.14%) PL/SQL Developer
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle Reports Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Report Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) UAT Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) XML
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Business Analysis
1 16 (57.14%) Business Development
2 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 6 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Line Management
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 16 (57.14%) Shell Script
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Oracle