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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 599 576 554
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 32 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.065% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.070% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 18
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£365 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £368 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £29.00

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 30 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 31 August 2015. 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 -36 29 £365 +25.86% 5
London +5 14 £410 +33.87% 2
South East -42 5 - - 1
City of London -6 4 - -
Dundee - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
East of England +6 2 - -
West Midlands -2 2 £293 +6.36%
Hampshire -8 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -29 2 £300 - 2
North West -29 2 £600 +126.41%
South West - 2 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £293 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
Suffolk +2 1 - -
Manchester -16 1 - -
Surrey -18 1 - -
West Yorkshire -29 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 £600 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
Blackpool - 1 £600 -
Sheffield - 1 £600 -
Woking - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
Salisbury - 1 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 1

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 20 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 20 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 19 (38.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (34.00%) System Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Banking
7 14 (28.00%) QA
8 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (24.00%) SWIFT
9 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
9 11 (22.00%) SQL
10 9 (18.00%) Validation
11 8 (16.00%) ISEB
11 8 (16.00%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.00%) SOAP
12 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
12 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
13 6 (12.00%) XML
14 5 (10.00%) Migration
14 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
14 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
15 4 (8.00%) Android
15 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
15 4 (8.00%) Use Case
15 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
15 4 (8.00%) Middleware
15 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
15 4 (8.00%) Web Services

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.00%) JBoss
1 1 (2.00%) SAS
1 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.00%) Maximo
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) DTS
1 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.00%) Data Mart
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.00%) QlikView
1 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Calabash
3 2 (4.00%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.00%) Appium
4 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) XMLSpy
4 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 15 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) SOAP
2 6 (12.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) Web Services
3 4 (8.00%) Middleware
4 3 (6.00%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) XSD
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) SWIFT
2 3 (6.00%) Replication
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Derivative
3 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.00%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Android
2 3 (6.00%) UNIX
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 20 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 19 (38.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (36.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (34.00%) System Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.00%) Validation
7 8 (16.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Migration
9 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.00%) Use Case
10 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.00%) ITIL
11 3 (6.00%) SOA
11 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) C++
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
2 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Control-M
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Informatica
3 1 (2.00%) Splunk
3 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
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