The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 417 428 386
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 11 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.055% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.059% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
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£305 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £195 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £295 £286
% change year-on-year
- +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +112.29%
Systems Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22759 23606 23181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.13% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16008 16286 15420
Average daily rate £425 £433 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 403 548
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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
City of London +21 3 - -
Ealing - - - -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (52.17%) System Testing
2 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) Banking
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 9 (39.13%) SWIFT
5 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (30.43%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle
6 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (21.74%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) Selenium
7 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 3 (13.04%) Solaris
8 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Calabash
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (8.70%) JIRA
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.35%) Teradata

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) Calabash
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (47.83%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) SWIFT
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
4 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Solaris
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) System Testing
2 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 4 (17.39%) Validation
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) CODA
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Teradata
3 1 (4.35%) Actimize