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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 633 604 571
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 18 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.037% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.039% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 23
Median daily rate £375 £280 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £163 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £296 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+34.90% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -44.44%

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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 24 May 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 14 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 24 May 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 -10 17 £388 +38.39% 6
London -15 6 £400 +33.33% 2
South East -5 4 £400 +102.53%
Surrey -7 4 £400 +37.93%
North West - 4 £340 -
Leatherhead - 4 £400 -
Manchester - 3 £340 -
City of London +26 1 - -
Scotland -5 1 £261 -
Edinburgh -8 1 £261 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £213 -
Lancashire - 1 £213 -
East of England - 1 £450 - 2

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
2 19 (46.34%) SQL
3 18 (43.90%) Finance
3 18 (43.90%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Integration Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Oracle
5 11 (26.83%) Unix
5 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
6 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
6 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
6 9 (21.95%) SOAP
6 9 (21.95%) Web Services
6 9 (21.95%) XML
6 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.07%) XML Messaging
8 7 (17.07%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (17.07%) Linux
9 6 (14.63%) Test Management
9 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
10 5 (12.20%) API Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
10 5 (12.20%) Selenium
10 5 (12.20%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
10 5 (12.20%) HP
10 5 (12.20%) Financial Institution
10 5 (12.20%) SOA

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 (7.32%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Visualfiles
2 1 (2.44%) Infor SunSystems
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) FTP
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) SoapUI
2 5 (12.20%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) TestNG
4 1 (2.44%) Toad
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.32%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Billing
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) SOAP
1 9 (21.95%) Web Services
1 9 (21.95%) XML
2 7 (17.07%) XML Messaging
3 4 (9.76%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) Java EE
4 1 (2.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Smart Energy
2 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Unix
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
2 18 (43.90%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Integration Testing
4 11 (26.83%) Waterfall
5 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
6 6 (14.63%) Test Management
7 5 (12.20%) API Testing
7 5 (12.20%) SOA
8 4 (9.76%) Migration
8 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.32%) System Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Test Planning
9 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.32%) Use Case
9 3 (7.32%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Groovy
4 2 (4.88%) C
4 2 (4.88%) Java
4 2 (4.88%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) AWK
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) sed
5 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) HP
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Infor
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
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