The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

System Testing
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 45
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.40% 2.17% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 2.76% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £325 £230 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.30% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.00% +145.98%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 212 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 78.64% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing System Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Kent

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Kent

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Kent

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 1 £325 -
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) R
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing

System Testing
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Reports Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Report Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) R
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle