The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Test Engineer
Rank 576 552 564
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Engineer 12 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.008% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.009% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate £275 £220 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -32.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £27.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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
Top 21 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 12 £275 +25.00% 5
South East -9 8 £275 - 1
Middlesex - 5 £275 - 1
South West -24 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
London - - - - 1
Poole - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -

Systems Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 6 (37.50%) Electronics
2 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (31.25%) Military
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) DVB
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) JMeter
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) IPTV
6 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) Tcl
6 2 (12.50%) ASN.1
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) MPEG
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) C

Systems Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (18.75%) DVB
2 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) ASN.1
3 1 (6.25%) WiMAX
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Broadband
3 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
3 1 (6.25%) LTE
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (12.50%) JMeter
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (37.50%) Electronics
2 5 (31.25%) Military
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) MPEG
1 2 (12.50%) IPTV
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) Video on Demand
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) V-Model
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Tcl
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) sed
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
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