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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 560 542 544
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 29 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.070% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.075% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 15
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£365 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £368 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £29.00
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +20 14 £410 +33.87% 3
South East -31 5 - - 1
East of England +3 2 - -
West Midlands +1 2 £293 +6.36%
Yorkshire -28 2 £300 - 2
North West -30 2 £600 +126.41%
South West - 2 £300 -
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 20 (42.55%) Integration Testing
2 20 (42.55%) System Integration Testing
3 19 (40.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
4 18 (38.30%) System Testing
5 15 (31.91%) Banking
5 15 (31.91%) QA
6 13 (27.66%) SWIFT
7 11 (23.40%) SQL
7 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
8 10 (21.28%) Validation
9 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) Business Analysis
10 8 (17.02%) SOAP
11 6 (12.77%) XML
12 5 (10.64%) Migration
12 5 (10.64%) ISEB
12 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
13 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Use Case
13 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
13 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
13 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
13 4 (8.51%) Middleware
13 4 (8.51%) Web Services
14 3 (6.38%) ITIL
14 3 (6.38%) Oracle
14 3 (6.38%) Linux

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.13%) JBoss
1 1 (2.13%) SAS
1 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.13%) Maximo
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) WAN
1 1 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) DTS
1 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.13%) Data Mart
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.13%) QlikView
1 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) Calabash
3 2 (4.26%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.13%) Appium
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) XMLSpy
4 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 15 (31.91%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) German Language
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) SOAP
2 6 (12.77%) XML
3 4 (8.51%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) Middleware
4 3 (6.38%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) REST
5 1 (2.13%) XSD
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) SWIFT
2 2 (4.26%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Biometrics
2 2 (4.26%) Derivative
2 2 (4.26%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.26%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
1 3 (6.38%) UNIX
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Solaris
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Integration Testing
1 20 (42.55%) System Integration Testing
2 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
2 19 (40.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (38.30%) System Testing
4 10 (21.28%) Validation
5 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.15%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Use Case
7 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL
8 3 (6.38%) SOA
9 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.26%) CRM
9 2 (4.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.26%) C
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) C++
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Control-M
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Informatica
3 1 (2.13%) Splunk
3 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
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