Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.55% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Kent median daily rate £425 - -
South East median daily rate £280 £333 £340
% change year-on-year -15.79% -2.21% +23.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £11.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 515 753 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 94.50% 98.17% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 546 276
Kent median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £178
90th Percentile £538 £569 £503
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Kent median hourly rate £26.54 £20.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.68 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.64 £129.80 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%

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

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis

Software Tester Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Core
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDET
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin