Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Test Strategy
South East > Kent
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 52 54
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.47% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.83% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Kent median daily rate - £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +84.78%
South East median daily rate £450 £415 £418
% change year-on-year +8.43% -0.60% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £47.89 £45.87
% change year-on-year -16.48% +4.40% -20.23%

Test Strategy 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 345 436 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.03% 80.15% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 329 284
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £193
90th Percentile £600 £625 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 5
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +83.50% -28.21%
10th Percentile £11.24 £25.30 £9.61
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Kent