The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Systems Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 260 263 238
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 1 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.012% 0.051% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.054% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 18
Median daily rate £250 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
8076 9335 8775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.97% 95.00% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4886 5595 4855
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 438 434
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.65% +4.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Systems Tester in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 1 £250 -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Systems Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) XML Messaging
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Smart Energy
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) XML Messaging
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Use Case
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle