The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Kent
Rank 40 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.65% 1.24% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.33% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £338 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +64.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-44.11% +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
251 225 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 95.08% 93.36% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 170 131
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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 Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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 +4 1 £350 -6.66% 1
Folkestone - 1 - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management

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 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) API Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple