Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - -
Contract jobs citing SDET 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.43% 0.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Kent median daily rate £463 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £355
% change year-on-year +2.94% +19.72% -2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 367 461 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.44% 84.28% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 334 440
Kent median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £205 £200
90th Percentile £603 £549 £576
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 11
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £27.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.09% -31.55% +38.84%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.65 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in Kent

SDET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDET in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDET in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SDET.

1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Xamarin
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Appium
1 2 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

SDET
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Appium
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Xamarin