The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Test Engineer
Rank 630 626 612
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Engineer 14 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.028% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate £410 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.98% +7.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £298 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.81% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £42.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +29.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +29.23%

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Systems Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Systems Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Systems Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 12 £410 +38.98% 1
South West +7 4 £418 +34.67%
South East -6 4 £367 +24.23%
Bristol - 3 £418 -
East of England +5 2 - -
North West - 2 £213 - 1
Surrey - 2 £183 -
Redhill - 2 £183 -
Hampshire +3 1 - -
Fareham -4 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £213 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £550 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £213 -
Reading - 1 £550 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

Systems Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (53.33%) Regression Testing
3 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (43.33%) System Testing
4 13 (43.33%) SDLC
5 10 (33.33%) Validation
6 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 9 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
7 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 7 (23.33%) UML
8 7 (23.33%) C
8 7 (23.33%) GIS
8 7 (23.33%) Defect Management
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (20.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
9 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (20.00%) SysML
9 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (20.00%) ITIL
9 6 (20.00%) SOA

Systems Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Test Engineer 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 Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) LabWindows
1 1 (3.33%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) ATM
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) GSM
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) PVCS
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.00%) Military
2 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.67%) Automotive
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) WSDL
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Regression Testing
2 13 (43.33%) SDLC
2 13 (43.33%) System Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Validation
4 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 7 (23.33%) Defect Management
6 7 (23.33%) UML
7 6 (20.00%) ITIL
7 6 (20.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (20.00%) SOA
7 6 (20.00%) SysML
7 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (16.67%) Security Hardening
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) C
2 3 (10.00%) C++
2 3 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.33%) Groovy
3 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.33%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 4 (13.33%) ISEB
6 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (6.67%) CCNA
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Def Stans
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Cacti
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) EMC
2 1 (3.33%) Northgate
2 1 (3.33%) VMware