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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 577 555 520
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 20 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.070% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.076% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 12
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£285 £290 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £29.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +6.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £29.56
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +6.58%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 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 28 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 -30 19 £285 -11.62% 7
London +18 12 £363 -3.33% 2
City of London +17 9 - -
South East -24 3 £198 -31.89% 1
West Yorkshire -13 2 £280 +1.81% 2
Yorkshire -19 2 £280 +28.73% 2
Surrey +14 1 £290 -
South West +10 1 - - 1
Berkshire +8 1 £105 -66.40%
Reading +4 1 £105 -66.40%
Edinburgh 0 1 - -
Scotland -7 1 - - 1
Leeds -16 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 £280 - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £250 -
Northampton - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 23 (47.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (45.83%) System Integration Testing
4 21 (43.75%) Integration Testing
4 21 (43.75%) QA
5 18 (37.50%) Banking
6 16 (33.33%) System Testing
7 15 (31.25%) Validation
8 14 (29.17%) SWIFT
9 13 (27.08%) SQL
10 12 (25.00%) Oracle
10 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
11 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
11 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
12 8 (16.67%) ISEB
13 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 5 (10.42%) HP
14 5 (10.42%) Linux
14 5 (10.42%) Web Services
14 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
14 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
14 5 (10.42%) Selenium
15 4 (8.33%) Test Management
15 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
15 4 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.08%) Maximo
1 1 (2.08%) Agresso
1 1 (2.08%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) FTP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) DTS
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) QlikView
4 1 (2.08%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
1 5 (10.42%) Selenium
2 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.25%) Toad
3 3 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.08%) XMLSpy
5 1 (2.08%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (60.42%) Finance
2 18 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) XSD
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) SWIFT
2 4 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (45.83%) System Integration Testing
3 21 (43.75%) Integration Testing
4 16 (33.33%) System Testing
5 15 (31.25%) Validation
6 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.33%) Test Management
9 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.33%) MVC
10 3 (6.25%) DSDM
10 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.67%) ISEB
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.42%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Ektron
5 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.08%) CODA
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