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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Tester
UK
Rank 585 594 591
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 11 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.047% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.049% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 18
Median daily rate £340 £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.25% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00

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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 16 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +34 11 £340 +4.61% 3
North West - 4 £333 - 1
London +8 3 £400 -5.88%
Manchester - 3 £340 - 1
East of England -3 2 £120 -71.76%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £120 -
Cambridge - 2 £120 -
South East +7 1 £375 +9.09% 1
South West - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
3 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (13.04%) SaaS
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 2 (8.70%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Android
6 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Law
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) WebGL
2 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) System Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP