The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Systems Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Tester
England / South West
Rank - - 148
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+10.83% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2539 2888 3065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.09% 96.20% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1913 1944
Median daily rate £380 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 170 152
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 Skill Set
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 West region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C