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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 39 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.94% 2.91% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 4.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £313 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £177.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.96%
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
221 196 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.22% 71.27% 62.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 114 82
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 10
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% +146.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £9.12 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £325 -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 14 (73.68%) PL/SQL
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle
1 14 (73.68%) XML
1 14 (73.68%) Unix
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Forms
1 14 (73.68%) Shell Script
1 14 (73.68%) Business Analysis
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Database 11g
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Database
2 11 (57.89%) Business Development
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (47.37%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.26%) TestComplete

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 14 (73.68%) Oracle Database
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (47.37%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Developer
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle Forms Developer
1 14 (73.68%) PL/SQL Developer
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle Reports Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Report Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Oracle Forms Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Oracle Reports Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) XML
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Business Analysis
2 11 (57.89%) Business Development
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) PL/SQL
1 14 (73.68%) Shell Script
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle