Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 62 -
Contract jobs citing SDET 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Kent median daily rate - £438 -
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -11.76%
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 371 411 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.51% 80.27% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 314 286
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.28% +11.85%
10th Percentile £222 £227 £193
90th Percentile £600 £588 £572
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 7
Kent median hourly rate £36.50 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% +22.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £47.50 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%

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