The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 South East 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 225 228 233
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 17 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.024% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.026% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 7
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£290 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £280 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £400 £269
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +48.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8445 7813 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.67% 91.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4591 4020 4129
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.37 £17.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Systems Tester
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
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England

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 19 (70.37%) System Testing
3 17 (62.96%) Oracle
4 14 (51.85%) PL/SQL
4 14 (51.85%) Billing
5 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
6 5 (18.52%) Java
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (14.81%) Windows
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
8 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.11%) HTML
8 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) QA
9 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
9 2 (7.41%) JPA
9 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) CICS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.70%) Toad
3 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) QARun
General
1 14 (51.85%) Billing
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) JPA
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) JSP
2 2 (7.41%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
1 1 (3.70%) EFT
1 1 (3.70%) EFTPOS
1 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.70%) Open Source
1 1 (3.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
2 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) System Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
2 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
3 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) PL/SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) COBOL
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Endeca
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Coremetrics