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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Test Engineer
Rank 593 576 555
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Engineer 14 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.004% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
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£499 - £208
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 - £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £570 - £208
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £24.50

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

Systems Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Top 29 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 21 November 2014. 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 -10 14 £499 - 6
South West -29 5 - -
London - 5 £345 - 1
East of England - 4 £570 -
Dorset - 3 - -
Dorchester - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - - 4
Feltham - - - -
Lincoln - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Wareham - - - -
Waterlooville - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Systems Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (31.58%) UNIX
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Wireshark
5 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
5 5 (26.32%) jQuery
5 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) ClearCase
5 5 (26.32%) ETL
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) JUnit
5 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 5 (26.32%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
5 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) DbUnit
6 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy

Systems Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Wireshark
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) DVB
3 1 (5.26%) RTP
3 1 (5.26%) Telnet
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (26.32%) JUnit
2 5 (26.32%) ClearCase
2 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
3 4 (21.05%) DbUnit
3 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
1 2 (10.53%) Military
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) MPEG
3 1 (5.26%) Streaming Video
3 1 (5.26%) IPTV
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) ETL
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Data Migration
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) System Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Release Management
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Information Management
5 2 (10.53%) CAD
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) HNC
6 1 (5.26%) ISEB
6 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Capita
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