The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 193 221 209
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.090% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £343 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +112.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Tester across the City of London region.

Systems Tester Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Tester across the City of London region.

Systems Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Tester
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Tester in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Banking
1 11 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 11 (100.00%) System Testing
1 11 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Validation

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) SWIFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 11 (100.00%) System Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP