Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 51 56
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 0.22% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.23% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Kent median daily rate - £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +75.00% -46.67%
South East median daily rate £288 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -17.86% +16.67% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £36.87 £39.37
% change year-on-year - -6.35% +16.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 515 444 474
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 314 326
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £138 £180 £200
90th Percentile £580 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 39
Kent median hourly rate £24.85 £13.23 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.86% -22.21% -
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.68 £9.90
90th Percentile £45.57 £20.50 £39.05
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Kent

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Kent

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Kent