The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 23 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 West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 134 106 125
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.046% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.049% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£320 - £255
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2772 2021 2828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.15% 93.96% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1252 1692
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 134 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
4 2 (28.57%) Maximo
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) ETL
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle