The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Test Engineer
UK
Rank 590 596 600
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Engineer 3 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.032% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.034% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £350 £561
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £570
% change year-on-year
- -38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £46.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £46.06
% change year-on-year
- +8.55%

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Systems Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Test Engineer in the job title.

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
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
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 3 - - 5
London +1 2 - -
North West +23 1 - -
Manchester +11 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -

Systems Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Systems Test Engineer 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 featuring Systems Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Validation
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
5 2 (12.50%) PLM
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Electronics
5 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB

Systems Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) PuTTY
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) LabVIEW
1 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Rational Robot
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) TestNG
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Avionics
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) Robotics
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) BPR
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) PLM
4 2 (12.50%) Product Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) JTAG
2 1 (6.25%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle