The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 550 471 549
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 40 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.074% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.080% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 11
Average daily rate £300 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £401 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £13.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +170.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +170.07%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Tester
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -18 13 £400 +18.51% 1
South East -9 10 £313 -3.84%
South West -24 6 £275 +7.84% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £218 -
North West -15 3 £263 -
East Midlands -8 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - -
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (55.07%) Test Scripting
2 29 (42.03%) SQL
3 26 (37.68%) Finance
4 25 (36.23%) System Testing
5 22 (31.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (30.43%) HP
7 20 (28.99%) Integration Testing
8 18 (26.09%) Oracle
9 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
9 17 (24.64%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (20.29%) ISEB
10 14 (20.29%) Windows
11 13 (18.84%) Banking
12 12 (17.39%) Java
12 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 10 (14.49%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
14 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
15 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
15 8 (11.59%) SWIFT
15 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
15 8 (11.59%) .NET
16 7 (10.14%) XML
16 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
16 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
16 7 (10.14%) QA
16 7 (10.14%) Selenium
16 7 (10.14%) Degree
17 6 (8.70%) JIRA

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.80%) CICS
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
2 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.90%) Maximo
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Internet
2 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) SAN
3 2 (2.90%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.90%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.25%) DB2
4 3 (4.35%) MySQL
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (10.14%) Selenium
3 6 (8.70%) JIRA
3 6 (8.70%) SoapUI
4 5 (7.25%) PowerBuilder
4 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.35%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.45%) Calabash
General
1 26 (37.68%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Automotive
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) XML
3 4 (5.80%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) JPA
4 2 (2.90%) MDX
4 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.90%) JSP
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) CSS
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
5 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) EFT
4 1 (1.45%) EFTPOS
4 1 (1.45%) Firmware
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) iPhone
4 1 (1.45%) iSeries
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
3 6 (8.70%) Linux
4 5 (7.25%) UNIX
5 3 (4.35%) Solaris
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Test Scripting
2 25 (36.23%) System Testing
3 22 (31.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (28.99%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
6 9 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
7 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Test Management
9 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.70%) ETL
10 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.80%) TDD
11 4 (5.80%) Migration
11 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.35%) ITIL
12 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
12 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) SQL
2 12 (17.39%) Java
3 5 (7.25%) C
4 4 (5.80%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) COBOL
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.90%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISEB
2 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) HP
2 18 (26.09%) Oracle
3 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.70%) IBM
5 4 (5.80%) SAP
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix
7 2 (2.90%) hybris
7 2 (2.90%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco
8 1 (1.45%) CA
8 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.45%) VMware
8 1 (1.45%) Endeca
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) Coremetrics
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