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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 541 536 545
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 39 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.054% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.058% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 18
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£295 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
- +3.50%
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%
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +2 17 £295 -
London +9 13 £305 -1.61% 2
East of England -20 5 £368 +4.92% 1
West Midlands -14 2 £275 -31.25%
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (55.88%) System Testing
2 31 (45.59%) SQL
3 29 (42.65%) Oracle
4 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
5 24 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (30.88%) Finance
8 19 (27.94%) Integration Testing
9 14 (20.59%) QA
9 14 (20.59%) Billing
9 14 (20.59%) PL/SQL
9 14 (20.59%) HP
10 13 (19.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (19.12%) Banking
11 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.71%) SWIFT
11 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
11 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
12 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.29%) ISEB
14 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
14 6 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
15 5 (7.35%) Test Management
15 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
15 5 (7.35%) Automated Testing
15 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
15 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 10g

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 3 (4.41%) CICS
2 2 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) SAN
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
1 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (5.88%) DB2
5 2 (2.94%) MySQL
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.82%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.88%) Selenium
4 3 (4.41%) Calabash
4 3 (4.41%) QARun
4 3 (4.41%) Toad
4 3 (4.41%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 14 (20.59%) Billing
3 13 (19.12%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) XML
2 4 (5.88%) .NET
3 3 (4.41%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) JSP
4 2 (2.94%) MDX
4 2 (2.94%) JPA
5 1 (1.47%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) LAMP
5 1 (1.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) SWIFT
2 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Open Source
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
4 1 (1.47%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) UNIX
1 4 (5.88%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Solaris
3 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) System Testing
2 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
3 22 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Test Management
9 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.35%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.35%) SOA
9 5 (7.35%) ETL
10 4 (5.88%) Web Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Validation
10 4 (5.88%) Migration
10 4 (5.88%) Test Planning
10 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.41%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (45.59%) SQL
2 14 (20.59%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.88%) Java
4 3 (4.41%) C#
4 3 (4.41%) COBOL
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
6 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) ISEB
2 6 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Oracle
2 14 (20.59%) HP
3 4 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Teradata
6 1 (1.47%) Actimize
6 1 (1.47%) Mercator
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) CODA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
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