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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 36 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.52% 1.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 1.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Median daily rate £220 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
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
393 227 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 98.74% 93.42% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 113 143
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.80 £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 1 £350 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 12 (57.14%) Finance
1 12 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
2 11 (52.38%) HP UFT
2 11 (52.38%) TestComplete
3 9 (42.86%) QA
4 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 7 (33.33%) Software Delivery
5 7 (33.33%) System Testing
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 5 (23.81%) ISEB
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
6 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) HTTP
8 2 (9.52%) ResourceLink
8 2 (9.52%) Selenium
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 2 (9.52%) Java
8 2 (9.52%) OAuth2
8 2 (9.52%) OpenID
9 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
9 1 (4.76%) Line Management
9 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) HP UFT
1 11 (52.38%) JIRA
1 11 (52.38%) TestComplete
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) OAuth2
1 2 (9.52%) OpenID
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 12 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 8 (38.10%) SDLC
3 7 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 7 (33.33%) System Testing
3 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Line Management
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle