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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 636 609 577
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 22 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.039% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.042% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 23
Average daily rate £358 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average 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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 21 £375 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +5 6 £255 -8.92% 1
West Yorkshire +4 6 £255 -8.92% 1
London -12 5 £400 +3.22% 2
Surrey -8 4 £400 +33.33% 1
South East -19 4 £400 +33.33% 2
Leeds -4 3 £249 - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
North West - 3 £340 - 1
Manchester - 2 £358 - 1
City of London +34 1 - -
Halifax +6 1 £310 +10.71%
East of England +4 1 £450 +20.00%
Edinburgh -13 1 £261 -
Scotland -18 1 £261 -
Lancashire - 1 £213 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £213 -
Epsom - 1 £375 -
Bradford - 1 £255 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 23 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 22 (47.83%) System Integration Testing
3 21 (45.65%) Finance
4 20 (43.48%) SQL
5 14 (30.43%) Integration Testing
6 12 (26.09%) Oracle
7 11 (23.91%) Waterfall
8 10 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (21.74%) XML
9 9 (19.57%) Unix
9 9 (19.57%) Web Services
9 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.39%) XML Messaging
10 8 (17.39%) SOAP
10 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
10 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.22%) Test Management
11 7 (15.22%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (15.22%) Banking
12 6 (13.04%) HP
12 6 (13.04%) Linux
12 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) Selenium
12 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
12 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
13 5 (10.87%) API Testing
13 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
13 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
13 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (6.52%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Minerva
1 3 (6.52%) Tesseract
2 1 (2.17%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (2.17%) LatentZero
2 1 (2.17%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) FTP
2 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.17%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
2 6 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) TestNG
4 1 (2.17%) Toad
4 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) XML
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) SOAP
3 8 (17.39%) XML Messaging
4 5 (10.87%) .NET
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
2 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Unix
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 22 (47.83%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Integration Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Waterfall
5 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Test Management
8 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.87%) API Testing
9 5 (10.87%) SOA
9 5 (10.87%) System Testing
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Migration
10 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
10 3 (6.52%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.52%) Use Case
10 3 (6.52%) Validation
10 3 (6.52%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) Groovy
4 2 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) AWK
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) sed
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) SEPA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) ISO20022
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Fidessa
4 1 (2.17%) Infor
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
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