The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Kent region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 39 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.87% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +62.63%
Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
214 323 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.45% 93.35% 91.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 144 149
Average daily rate £360 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £196 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.79 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £90.00 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Tester
South East

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - - - - 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (60.00%) JD Edwards
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (60.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Green Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) JD Edwards
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Green Hat