The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Systems Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 607 596 573
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 15 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.046% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.049% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 26
Median daily rate £350 £365 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Systems Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47229 49071 46876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.85% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31077 31733 28907
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1851 1923
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Systems Tester in the job title.

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Systems Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Systems Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
East of England +22 6 £350 -
London -8 6 £500 +21.95% 1
South East +4 2 £325 +64.55%
North West -1 1 £340 -
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Systems 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 England region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 22 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Unix
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 10 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (25.00%) SOAP
4 9 (25.00%) Web Services
5 8 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle
6 7 (19.44%) Linux
7 6 (16.67%) XML
7 6 (16.67%) HP
7 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 5 (13.89%) Banking
8 5 (13.89%) ISEB
8 5 (13.89%) Financial Institution
8 5 (13.89%) SOA
8 5 (13.89%) API Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
9 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (11.11%) Solaris

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visualfiles
2 1 (2.78%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) TestNG
4 1 (2.78%) TestRail
4 1 (2.78%) Toad
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 5 (13.89%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) SOAP
1 9 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.78%) .NET
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) AS400
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Unix
2 7 (19.44%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.78%) Functional Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 8 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 5 (13.89%) API Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
6 5 (13.89%) SOA
7 4 (11.11%) System Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (8.33%) SDLC
8 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Management
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Groovy
3 2 (5.56%) C
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) RPG
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) ISEB
5 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.78%) PMP
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Becrypt
3 1 (2.78%) ESRI
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) VMware