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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 530 531 532
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 34 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.037% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.039% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 26
Average daily rate
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£290 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £400 £269
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +48.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 17 £290 +3.57%
London +14 11 £375 +54.63%
East of England - 3 £368 -
West Midlands -15 1 £275 -21.42%
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 37 (50.68%) System Testing
2 33 (45.21%) SQL
3 32 (43.84%) Test Scripting
4 30 (41.10%) Oracle
5 27 (36.99%) Finance
6 22 (30.14%) Integration Testing
7 20 (27.40%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (27.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (23.29%) HP
9 14 (19.18%) PL/SQL
9 14 (19.18%) Banking
9 14 (19.18%) Billing
10 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (15.07%) QA
11 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
12 10 (13.70%) SWIFT
13 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
13 9 (12.33%) Selenium
13 9 (12.33%) ISEB
14 8 (10.96%) ETL
14 8 (10.96%) XML
14 8 (10.96%) Linux
14 8 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (9.59%) Manual Testing
15 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
15 7 (9.59%) Software Testing
15 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (8.22%) DB2
16 6 (8.22%) Solaris
16 6 (8.22%) Microsoft

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.48%) CICS
2 2 (2.74%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.74%) Maximo
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.74%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) HTTP
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
2 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.74%) SAN
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.22%) DB2
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.11%) MySQL
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.37%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (15.07%) SoapUI
3 9 (12.33%) Selenium
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
4 4 (5.48%) Calabash
4 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.74%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.37%) Toad
6 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.37%) QARun
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 14 (19.18%) Banking
2 14 (19.18%) Billing
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 4 (5.48%) MDX
3 4 (5.48%) HTML
3 4 (5.48%) Web Services
4 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.74%) JSP
5 2 (2.74%) JPA
6 1 (1.37%) HTML5
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.37%) CSS
6 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.48%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) iSeries
5 1 (1.37%) iPhone
5 1 (1.37%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.37%) EFT
5 1 (1.37%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
5 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Solaris
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.74%) UNIX
4 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) System Testing
2 32 (43.84%) Test Scripting
3 22 (30.14%) Integration Testing
4 20 (27.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (10.96%) ETL
6 7 (9.59%) Manual Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Software Testing
6 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.48%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.48%) SOA
7 4 (5.48%) Functional Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
8 3 (4.11%) Test Management
8 3 (4.11%) Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.11%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.11%) Migration
8 3 (4.11%) Scrum
9 2 (2.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.21%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.85%) Java
4 4 (5.48%) COBOL
5 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) C#
6 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) ISEB
2 8 (10.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (27.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.37%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) Oracle
2 17 (23.29%) HP
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) IBM
5 4 (5.48%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (4.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
8 1 (1.37%) hybris
8 1 (1.37%) CODA
8 1 (1.37%) CA
8 1 (1.37%) Endeca
8 1 (1.37%) Google
8 1 (1.37%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.37%) Teradata
8 1 (1.37%) VMware
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