The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 230 239 250
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 19 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.034% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.037% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 2
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£295 £295 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £283 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £319 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £273
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +13.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8509 8083 9242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.02% 92.89% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4734 4294 4302
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 507 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £39.90 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Systems Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
Surrey +18 17 £295 - 1
Hampshire -14 2 £317 +13.05%
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (72.41%) SQL
2 20 (68.97%) Oracle
3 19 (65.52%) System Testing
4 14 (48.28%) PL/SQL
4 14 (48.28%) Billing
5 10 (34.48%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (31.03%) Relational Database
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
8 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (13.79%) SOA
11 4 (13.79%) Java
11 4 (13.79%) UNIX
11 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
11 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
12 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
12 3 (10.34%) QA
12 3 (10.34%) QARun
12 3 (10.34%) Test Management
12 3 (10.34%) Migration
12 3 (10.34%) CMS
12 3 (10.34%) Windows
12 3 (10.34%) Client/Server

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (10.34%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Relational Database
2 8 (27.59%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.45%) DB2
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (10.34%) Toad
2 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
2 3 (10.34%) QARun
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (48.28%) Billing
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) JPA
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) EFT
2 1 (3.45%) EFTPOS
2 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) System Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
4 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
5 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) COBOL
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) CA
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) IBM