The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 628 630 600
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 17 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.055% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.058% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 26
Median daily rate £350 £365 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £548 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 31 August 2016.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -9 14 £390 +6.84% 3
East of England +23 7 £375 -
London -29 6 £545 +32.92% 1
Scotland +16 3 £100 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 -
Suffolk +7 2 £350 -
Dundee +2 2 £105 -
Cambridge - 2 £400 -
City of London +21 1 £300 -
South East +8 1 £250 -
Dunstable - 1 £425 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
West Malling - 1 £250 -
Felixstowe - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Systems Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Unix
4 10 (28.57%) Finance
5 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Waterfall
6 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
6 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
6 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
6 8 (22.86%) SOAP
6 8 (22.86%) Web Services
7 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (17.14%) API Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle
8 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 5 (14.29%) SOA
9 5 (14.29%) ISEB
9 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
9 5 (14.29%) Degree
9 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.43%) JIRA
10 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.43%) System Testing

Systems Tester 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 3 (8.57%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Visualfiles
2 1 (2.86%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.86%) TestRail
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Games
4 3 (8.57%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) SOAP
1 8 (22.86%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) WebGL
3 3 (8.57%) XML Messaging
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) Java EE
5 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) AS400
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Unix
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Solaris
3 4 (11.43%) Windows
4 3 (8.57%) Android
4 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Integration Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Waterfall
5 7 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (17.14%) API Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) SOA
7 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 4 (11.43%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.43%) System Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Groovy
3 2 (5.71%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) RPG
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) ISEB
4 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) HDFS
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Becrypt
3 1 (2.86%) ESRI
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) VMware