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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 136 110 140
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 7 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.41% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate £288 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +170.07%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3068 2220 3364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.24% 94.39% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 1322 1960
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 151 243
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.73% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Systems Tester
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) MySQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Maximo
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) iPhone
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (25.00%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
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