The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 565 545 544
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 41 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.055% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.059% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 24
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£295 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £273
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +13.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £25.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +112.29%

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Systems Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Tester
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 Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -22 39 £295 -4.83% 4
South East +9 19 £295 -
Surrey +18 17 £295 -
London +6 12 £313 +0.80% 2
East of England -30 4 £368 +4.92% 2
West Midlands -10 2 £275 -31.25%
Hampshire -14 2 £317 +13.05%
Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 £218 -38.59%
Ealing - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Princes Risborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 41 (55.41%) System Testing
2 31 (41.89%) SQL
3 30 (40.54%) Oracle
4 29 (39.19%) Test Scripting
5 25 (33.78%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (32.43%) Finance
7 23 (31.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (25.68%) Integration Testing
9 14 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (18.92%) HP
9 14 (18.92%) PL/SQL
9 14 (18.92%) Billing
9 14 (18.92%) Banking
10 13 (17.57%) QA
11 11 (14.86%) SWIFT
12 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
12 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
12 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.81%) Software Testing
13 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
14 7 (9.46%) ISEB
15 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
15 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (8.11%) SoapUI
15 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy
16 5 (6.76%) Selenium
16 5 (6.76%) Automated Testing
16 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
16 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 10g

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.41%) CICS
2 3 (4.05%) CMS
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) HTTP
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) DNS
2 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle Database
1 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (6.76%) DB2
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (8.11%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.76%) Selenium
4 4 (5.41%) Calabash
5 3 (4.05%) QARun
5 3 (4.05%) Toad
5 3 (4.05%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.35%) JIRA
7 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Banking
2 14 (18.92%) Billing
3 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.70%) JSP
4 2 (2.70%) HTML
4 2 (2.70%) MDX
4 2 (2.70%) JPA
5 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.41%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.35%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.35%) EFT
5 1 (1.35%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.35%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) UNIX
2 4 (5.41%) Solaris
3 3 (4.05%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) System Testing
2 29 (39.19%) Test Scripting
3 23 (31.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (25.68%) Integration Testing
5 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
7 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy
7 5 (6.76%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.76%) SOA
7 5 (6.76%) ETL
7 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Validation
8 4 (5.41%) Migration
8 4 (5.41%) Web Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Test Management
8 4 (5.41%) Functional Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Test Planning
8 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.41%) COBOL
3 4 (5.41%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (33.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (40.54%) Oracle
2 14 (18.92%) HP
3 4 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (5.41%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) CA
5 1 (1.35%) CODA
5 1 (1.35%) Mercator
5 1 (1.35%) Teradata
5 1 (1.35%) Actimize
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