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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 602 596 580
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 17 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.043% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.046% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 18
Median daily rate £400 £295 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £207 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+27.67% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.44%
Systems Tester
UK

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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +10 9 £400 -5.88%
North West -8 3 £340 -
East of England - 3 £425 - 3
South East +2 2 £400 +102.53% 1
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 18 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Unix
3 11 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
4 10 (30.30%) SQL
5 9 (27.27%) SOAP
5 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
6 8 (24.24%) Functional Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Oracle
7 7 (21.21%) Linux
8 6 (18.18%) XML
9 5 (15.15%) SOA
9 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
9 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.15%) API Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
9 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Banking
9 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.12%) Selenium
10 4 (12.12%) Solaris
10 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
10 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
10 4 (12.12%) XML Messaging
10 4 (12.12%) Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Visualfiles
2 1 (3.03%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.03%) TestNG
4 1 (3.03%) TestRail
4 1 (3.03%) Toad
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) SOAP
1 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 6 (18.18%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) XML Messaging
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Unix
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Test Scripting
2 11 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Integration Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Functional Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) API Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
5 5 (15.15%) SOA
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 3 (9.09%) System Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Use Case
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) Groovy
3 2 (6.06%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Infor
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
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