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 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 540 544 534
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 38 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.052% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.056% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 20
Average daily rate
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£295 £310 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £380 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +112.29%
Systems Tester
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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
South East +21 19 £295 - 1
London +14 12 £313 +0.80% 1
East of England -19 3 £368 +4.92% 2
West Midlands -16 2 £275 -31.25%
Yorkshire -1 1 - -
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UK

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 39 (54.93%) System Testing
2 31 (43.66%) SQL
3 30 (42.25%) Oracle
4 29 (40.85%) Test Scripting
5 24 (33.80%) Finance
6 23 (32.39%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (26.76%) Integration Testing
9 14 (19.72%) Banking
9 14 (19.72%) Billing
9 14 (19.72%) PL/SQL
9 14 (19.72%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (19.72%) HP
10 13 (18.31%) QA
11 11 (15.49%) SWIFT
12 10 (14.08%) Oracle Database
12 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
12 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
14 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
15 7 (9.86%) ISEB
16 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
16 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
17 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
17 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
17 5 (7.04%) Automated Testing
17 5 (7.04%) Selenium
17 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 10g

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (5.63%) CICS
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) HTTP
1 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.82%) DNS
2 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle Database
1 10 (14.08%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (7.04%) DB2
4 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
3 5 (7.04%) Selenium
4 4 (5.63%) Calabash
5 3 (4.23%) QARun
5 3 (4.23%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.23%) Toad
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.41%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 14 (19.72%) Banking
2 14 (19.72%) Billing
3 2 (2.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) XML
2 4 (5.63%) Web Services
3 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.23%) .NET
4 2 (2.82%) JSP
4 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 2 (2.82%) MDX
4 2 (2.82%) JPA
5 1 (1.41%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.63%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.41%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.41%) EFT
5 1 (1.41%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) UNIX
2 4 (5.63%) Solaris
3 3 (4.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) System Testing
2 29 (40.85%) Test Scripting
3 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (26.76%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
8 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Automated Testing
8 5 (7.04%) SOA
8 5 (7.04%) ETL
9 4 (5.63%) Web Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Test Management
9 4 (5.63%) Validation
9 4 (5.63%) Migration
9 4 (5.63%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.63%) COBOL
3 4 (5.63%) Java
4 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.82%) VB
4 2 (2.82%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) ISEB
2 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (32.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.41%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Oracle
2 14 (19.72%) HP
3 4 (5.63%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (5.63%) IBM
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.41%) Teradata
6 1 (1.41%) Actimize
6 1 (1.41%) Mercator
6 1 (1.41%) CODA
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) CA
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