The table below looks at the statistics for the SAP Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SAP Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SAP Tester
Rank 599 554 527
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -27
Contract jobs requiring an SAP Tester 10 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.062% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.068% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 6
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£285 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £345 £425
% change year-on-year
-17.39% -18.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

SAP Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SAP Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SAP Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SAP Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SAP Tester within the UK.

SAP Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SAP Tester within the UK.

SAP Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SAP Tester
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SAP Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 8 £285 -24.00%
South West - 2 - -
South East -12 1 £285 -
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £285 -
Preston - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £285 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

SAP Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SAP 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 SAP Tester in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) HP
5 6 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.67%) SAP BW
6 4 (16.67%) SAP FI
6 4 (16.67%) SAP PP
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) V-Model
6 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 3 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) SAP CO
7 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
7 3 (12.50%) SAP SD
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
8 2 (8.33%) SQL
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.33%) SAP BI
8 2 (8.33%) QA
8 2 (8.33%) Selenium
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing

SAP Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SAP 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 SAP Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP FI
1 4 (16.67%) SAP PP
2 3 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (12.50%) SAP CO
2 3 (12.50%) SAP SD
3 2 (8.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (4.17%) SAP HR-PA
4 1 (4.17%) SAP APO
4 1 (4.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (4.17%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SAP BW
2 2 (8.33%) SAP BI
2 2 (8.33%) SAP HANA
3 1 (4.17%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
1 1 (4.17%) FMCG
1 1 (4.17%) DTV
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) V-Model
4 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Security
6 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.17%) Logistics
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) SAP
2 6 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) IBM