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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 185 202 203
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.080% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.086% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% -14.86%
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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
5118 5803 5851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.94% 92.57% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3881 4258 4276
Average daily rate £450 £444 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 80 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Finance
1 15 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (86.67%) QA
2 13 (86.67%) System Testing
2 13 (86.67%) SWIFT
2 13 (86.67%) Validation
2 13 (86.67%) Banking
3 11 (73.33%) Business Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 13 (86.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Solaris
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Validation
2 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (86.67%) System Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Business Analysis
4 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle