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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 578 555 520
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 22 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.073% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.080% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 17
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£300 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £465 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -14.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% -14.86%

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 20 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 1 May 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 -22 20 £300 -4.00% 4
London -1 12 £400 -5.88%
City of London +8 10 - -
Surrey +2 2 £300 +3.44%
Edinburgh +1 2 - -
East Midlands -4 2 £250 -
Scotland -5 2 - -
Yorkshire -11 2 £280 +28.73% 1
West Yorkshire -13 2 £280 +1.81% 1
South East -17 2 £300 -4.00% 3
Reigate - 2 £300 -
East of England +5 1 £375 +4.16%
South West +2 1 - -
Leeds -19 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £280 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £250 -
Northampton - 1 £250 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 23 (51.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (46.67%) Integration Testing
4 19 (42.22%) QA
5 17 (37.78%) Banking
6 14 (31.11%) System Testing
6 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (28.89%) Validation
7 13 (28.89%) ISTQB
7 13 (28.89%) SWIFT
8 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 12 (26.67%) Oracle
9 11 (24.44%) SQL
9 11 (24.44%) Business Analysis
10 10 (22.22%) ISEB
11 7 (15.56%) Selenium
11 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
11 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.33%) Linux
12 6 (13.33%) Web Services
12 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
13 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Solaris
14 4 (8.89%) MVC
14 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
14 4 (8.89%) HP
14 4 (8.89%) WebLogic

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.22%) Maximo
1 1 (2.22%) Agresso
1 1 (2.22%) CODA-Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
1 1 (2.22%) FTP
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle ODI
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
2 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.89%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (6.67%) Toad
4 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.22%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.22%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.22%) XMLSpy
General
1 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) XML
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) SWIFT
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Solaris
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (46.67%) Integration Testing
3 14 (31.11%) System Testing
3 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.89%) Validation
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (24.44%) Business Analysis
7 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.89%) MVC
9 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Test Management
9 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.67%) User Stories
10 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) ISTQB
2 10 (22.22%) ISEB
3 7 (15.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (42.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) HP
4 2 (4.44%) Ektron
5 1 (2.22%) hybris
5 1 (2.22%) CODA
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