The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank - - 132
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +112.29%
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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
3068 2067 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.14% 93.11% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1312 1746
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 162 247
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 24 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle