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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Test Engineer
Rank 637 609 598
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Engineer 7 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.025% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.027% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 12
Median daily rate £198 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.21% +4.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £291 £275
% change year-on-year
-27.03% +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £46.22 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.31% +32.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £46.22 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-51.31% +32.05%

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 30 May 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
Top 14 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 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 7 £198 -31.21% 4
South East -13 3 £367 +25.83% 4
East of England +7 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £183 - 1
Redhill - 2 £183 -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 - -
London +3 1 £135 -51.78%
Cambridge +3 1 - -
North West - 1 £213 -
Manchester - 1 £213 -
Berkshire - 1 £550 - 1
Oldham - 1 £213 -
Reading - 1 £550 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Systems Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 15 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) System Testing
3 12 (44.44%) SDLC
4 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 9 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (29.63%) Defect Management
6 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (25.93%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) Validation
6 7 (25.93%) UML
7 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
7 6 (22.22%) SOA
7 6 (22.22%) ATM
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 6 (22.22%) SysML
7 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (22.22%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
8 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 5 (18.52%) ISEB
8 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 5 (18.52%) C

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 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) LabWindows
1 1 (3.70%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) ATM
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.41%) Ant
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
1 2 (7.41%) Automotive
1 2 (7.41%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) WSDL
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 12 (44.44%) SDLC
2 12 (44.44%) System Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (29.63%) Defect Management
5 7 (25.93%) UML
5 7 (25.93%) Validation
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 6 (22.22%) SOA
6 6 (22.22%) SysML
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.81%) Project Management
8 4 (14.81%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) C
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C++
2 2 (7.41%) Groovy
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) ISEB
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.41%) CCNA
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Def Stans
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Cacti
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) Northgate
2 1 (3.70%) VMware