The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 399 381 416
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.040% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £338 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +27.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £463 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +170.07%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Tester across the London region.

Systems Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Tester across the London region.

Systems Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
City of London -8 6 £416 +137.71%
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 18 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (56.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 17 (56.67%) HP
3 14 (46.67%) System Testing
4 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (43.33%) Banking
5 12 (40.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 9 (30.00%) Java
6 9 (30.00%) Oracle
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (26.67%) SWIFT
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (23.33%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (16.67%) Internet
9 5 (16.67%) Linux
9 5 (16.67%) C
9 5 (16.67%) MS Office
9 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 4 (13.33%) IBM
10 4 (13.33%) SAP
10 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
11 3 (10.00%) QA
11 3 (10.00%) Selenium

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (16.67%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.33%) Calabash
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) SWIFT
2 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (3.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.00%) Solaris
4 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (56.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (46.67%) System Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Data Management
8 2 (6.67%) Change Management
8 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.67%) SOA
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) ERP
8 2 (6.67%) V-Model
8 2 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) C
4 3 (10.00%) COBOL
5 2 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) HP
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) SAP
5 2 (6.67%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
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