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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 579 569 534
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 23 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.047% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.050% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 12
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £280
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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
44618 44325 41838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.46% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 28067 25288
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1611 1774 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East +7 9 £338 +23.85%
London +6 4 £425 +13.33%
West Midlands -11 4 £300 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -12 4 £219 -14.21% 2
East of England - 2 £425 -
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
2 21 (40.38%) Finance
3 20 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 17 (32.69%) Integration Testing
5 15 (28.85%) System Testing
6 14 (26.92%) QA
7 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (19.23%) XML
9 9 (17.31%) SQL
9 9 (17.31%) Selenium
10 8 (15.38%) JIRA
10 8 (15.38%) SWIFT
10 8 (15.38%) Banking
10 8 (15.38%) Scrum
10 8 (15.38%) SEPA
11 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.54%) XML Messaging
12 6 (11.54%) .NET
12 6 (11.54%) C#
12 6 (11.54%) ISEB
12 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
12 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
13 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
13 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (9.62%) FTP
14 4 (7.69%) C
14 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
14 4 (7.69%) SQL Server

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) JBoss
1 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Minerva
1 3 (5.77%) Tesseract
2 2 (3.85%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.92%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (1.92%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) FTP
2 1 (1.92%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.92%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Selenium
2 8 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.85%) LoadUI
4 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.92%) TestNG
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) XML Messaging
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) JSON
5 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
2 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
1 2 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) System Integration Testing
2 20 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 17 (32.69%) Integration Testing
4 15 (28.85%) System Testing
5 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Scrum
7 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 4 (7.69%) SDLC
9 4 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.77%) Manual Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
11 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Test Management
11 2 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) C
4 3 (5.77%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (1.92%) AWK
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) sed
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) TTCN
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) ISEB
1 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) QA
2 8 (15.38%) SEPA
3 1 (1.92%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) Fidessa
2 3 (5.77%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) hybris
4 1 (1.92%) Infor
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Splunk
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