Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
South East > Kent
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing SDET 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - - 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median daily rate - - £325
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £40.00

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 436 403 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 80.00% 82.24% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 282 289
Kent median daily rate £350 £353 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +4.44% -3.57%
10th Percentile £218 £196 £205
90th Percentile £625 £550 £478
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £396
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.54% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 23
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.50% -28.21% -12.69%
10th Percentile £25.30 £9.61 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £21.95 £39.95
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.09
% change year-on-year -4.00% -4.18% +49.09%