The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 536 505 472
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 21 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.077% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 22
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £485 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £280 £255
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £51.50
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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 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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 7 £388 -6.85% 1
South East -1 4 £273 -
West Midlands - 4 £225 -
Yorkshire -7 2 £255 -7.27%
South West -20 1 £300 -
North West - - - -
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (38.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Finance
3 15 (34.09%) QA
3 15 (34.09%) Integration Testing
3 15 (34.09%) Test Scripting
4 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (31.82%) SQL
5 13 (29.55%) System Testing
6 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (27.27%) Oracle
7 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.73%) ISEB
9 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
10 8 (18.18%) Banking
11 6 (13.64%) Validation
11 6 (13.64%) Test Management
11 6 (13.64%) SWIFT
11 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
11 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
11 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
12 5 (11.36%) User Stories
12 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
12 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
12 5 (11.36%) JIRA
12 5 (11.36%) Selenium
12 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
12 5 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (11.36%) Web Services

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 3 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Agresso
2 1 (2.27%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
2 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 5 (11.36%) Selenium
2 5 (11.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (9.09%) Toad
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (4.55%) TestDirector
4 2 (4.55%) QARun
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.27%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) SWIFT
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Solaris
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.09%) Integration Testing
2 15 (34.09%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (29.55%) System Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Validation
5 6 (13.64%) Test Management
5 6 (13.64%) Automation Testing
6 5 (11.36%) User Stories
6 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.09%) SOA
7 4 (9.09%) Project Management
7 4 (9.09%) MVC
7 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) Ektron
5 1 (2.27%) hybris
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) Mercator
5 1 (2.27%) Actimize