The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 542 507 551
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 45 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.078% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.084% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 16
Average daily rate £290 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £235 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £394 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £13.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +170.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year
-14.86% +170.07%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
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
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
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 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 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 18 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 -79 40 £300 - 4
London -18 13 £400 +18.51% 1
South East -9 10 £313 -3.84%
City of London -8 6 £416 +137.71%
South West -24 6 £275 +7.84% 3
Scotland -6 5 £245 +50.61%
Edinburgh - 5 £245 -
Yorkshire - 4 £218 -
Hampshire +7 3 £325 +30.00%
Surrey -8 3 £290 -23.68%
Manchester -11 3 £263 -
North West -15 3 £263 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Leeds - 3 £275 -
Berkshire -8 2 £313 +4.16%
Gloucestershire +1 1 - -
East Midlands -8 1 - -
Leicestershire -12 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £160 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Woking - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 31 (39.74%) SQL
3 28 (35.90%) Finance
4 26 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (32.05%) System Testing
6 21 (26.92%) HP
7 20 (25.64%) Integration Testing
8 19 (24.36%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (24.36%) Oracle
9 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
10 14 (17.95%) ISEB
10 14 (17.95%) Windows
11 13 (16.67%) Banking
11 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Regression Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Java
13 10 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (12.82%) Degree
14 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
14 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.26%) .NET
15 8 (10.26%) SWIFT
16 7 (8.97%) QA
16 7 (8.97%) Selenium
16 7 (8.97%) Test Management
16 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
16 7 (8.97%) XML
16 7 (8.97%) Windows XP

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.13%) CICS
2 3 (3.85%) Lync
2 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Agresso
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (2.56%) Maximo
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) SAN
3 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.41%) DB2
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (8.97%) Selenium
3 6 (7.69%) JIRA
3 6 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.41%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (3.85%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.28%) Calabash
7 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.28%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) XML
3 4 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.56%) JSP
4 2 (2.56%) EDI
4 2 (2.56%) JPA
4 2 (2.56%) MDX
5 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.28%) HTML5
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.28%) Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) iSeries
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.28%) EFT
5 1 (1.28%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.28%) Firmware
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Windows XP
3 6 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) UNIX
5 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 26 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (32.05%) System Testing
4 20 (25.64%) Integration Testing
5 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 12 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
6 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.97%) Test Management
7 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.69%) ETL
8 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.13%) Migration
10 4 (5.13%) TDD
10 4 (5.13%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.85%) Load Testing
11 3 (3.85%) Volume Testing
11 3 (3.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 12 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (6.41%) C
4 4 (5.13%) C#
4 4 (5.13%) COBOL
5 3 (3.85%) Python
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) Tcl
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) ISEB
2 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.82%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.28%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (26.92%) HP
2 19 (24.36%) Oracle
3 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.69%) IBM
5 4 (5.13%) SAP
6 3 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (2.56%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.56%) hybris
8 1 (1.28%) Endeca
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.28%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.28%) VMware
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