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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 569 533 537
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 26 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.075% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.081% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 8
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£320 £290 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 14 £410 +9.33% 1
South East -22 7 £198 -31.89% 3
West Midlands +3 1 £285 +3.63%
East of England -2 1 - -
South West -8 1 £300 -6.25%
North West -26 1 - -
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 21 (45.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (45.65%) System Integration Testing
3 18 (39.13%) Integration Testing
4 17 (36.96%) System Testing
4 17 (36.96%) Banking
5 16 (34.78%) QA
5 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
6 14 (30.43%) SWIFT
7 12 (26.09%) Validation
8 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 11 (23.91%) Business Analysis
9 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle
10 6 (13.04%) SOAP
10 6 (13.04%) ISEB
11 5 (10.87%) XML
11 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Use Case
12 4 (8.70%) UNIX
12 4 (8.70%) HP
12 4 (8.70%) Migration
12 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
13 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
13 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
13 3 (6.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.52%) Middleware

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.17%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (2.17%) Maximo
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
1 1 (2.17%) FTP
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) DTS
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) QlikView
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.35%) Calabash
4 1 (2.17%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.17%) Appium
4 1 (2.17%) XMLSpy
4 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) SOAP
2 5 (10.87%) XML
3 3 (6.52%) Middleware
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.17%) XSD
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) SWIFT
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Biometrics
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.35%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) User Acceptance Testing
1 21 (45.65%) System Integration Testing
2 18 (39.13%) Integration Testing
3 17 (36.96%) System Testing
4 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 12 (26.09%) Validation
6 11 (23.91%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Use Case
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 3 (6.52%) ITIL
10 3 (6.52%) SOA
10 3 (6.52%) Test Management
10 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) ISEB
1 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) CODA
4 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
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