The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Systems Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Tester
UK / England
Rank 556 580 561
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 11 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.052% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.054% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 11
Median daily rate £270 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £313 £265
% change year-on-year
-13.60% +17.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
38645 44135 43796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.90% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25340 28509 27973
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1619 1749
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Systems Tester in the job title.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +27 3 £325 +11.11%
London +2 2 £413 +3.12%
East of England +1 2 £120 -71.76%
North East - 2 £270 -
West Midlands -4 1 £250 -16.66%
South West - 1 - -
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Systems Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) Time Management
5 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (9.52%) SaaS
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) QA
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.52%) Python
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (9.52%) Test Planning

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) HP UFT
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Time Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.76%) API Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Python
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft