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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 397 410 393
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 11 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.016% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.018% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £243 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.63% -21.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £269
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21746 22451 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.46% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14852 15280 15911
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 468 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 1 August 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 +31 5 - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (73.91%) Test Scripting
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
3 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
3 11 (47.83%) Finance
4 10 (43.48%) System Testing
4 10 (43.48%) SWIFT
5 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (39.13%) HP
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) DB2
8 4 (17.39%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) Calabash
9 3 (13.04%) COBOL
9 3 (13.04%) SAP
9 3 (13.04%) IBM
9 3 (13.04%) CICS
9 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
9 3 (13.04%) QA
10 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (13.04%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
3 4 (17.39%) Calabash
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 12 (52.17%) Banking
2 11 (47.83%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) SWIFT
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
5 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Solaris
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (47.83%) Integration Testing
3 10 (43.48%) System Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) ETL
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) COBOL
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
3 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.35%) Teradata
5 1 (4.35%) CODA
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