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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 564 544 534
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 36 31 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.058% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.063% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 31
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£290 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £433 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +112.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 £13.66
% change year-on-year
- +112.29%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 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 27 August 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
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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 -7 35 £290 -3.33% 2
South East +3 17 £290 -1.69%
London -3 12 £306 -1.20%
City of London +25 7 - -
East of England - 2 £368 -
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 1
West Midlands -4 1 £275 -21.42% 1
Hampshire -8 1 £275 -1.78%
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Princes Risborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 36 (48.65%) System Testing
2 34 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 32 (43.24%) SQL
4 28 (37.84%) Oracle
5 25 (33.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (32.43%) Finance
7 22 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (25.68%) Integration Testing
9 15 (20.27%) HP
10 14 (18.92%) PL/SQL
10 14 (18.92%) Billing
11 13 (17.57%) Banking
11 13 (17.57%) QA
12 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
13 10 (13.51%) SWIFT
13 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
14 8 (10.81%) SoapUI
14 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database
14 8 (10.81%) ISEB
15 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
15 7 (9.46%) XML
16 6 (8.11%) DB2
16 6 (8.11%) Linux
16 6 (8.11%) ETL
16 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
16 6 (8.11%) Regression Testing
16 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (6.76%) Selenium
17 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (5.41%) CICS
2 3 (4.05%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Office
1 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Agresso
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) HTTP
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) DNS
2 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.11%) DB2
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (10.81%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.76%) Selenium
4 4 (5.41%) Calabash
5 2 (2.70%) QARun
5 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.70%) Toad
5 2 (2.70%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.35%) JIRA
6 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 14 (18.92%) Billing
3 13 (17.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Military
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) MDX
3 3 (4.05%) HTML
3 3 (4.05%) .NET
3 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.70%) JSP
4 2 (2.70%) EDI
4 2 (2.70%) JPA
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.35%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.35%) EFT
5 1 (1.35%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.35%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.35%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.35%) iSeries
5 1 (1.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 4 (5.41%) Solaris
3 2 (2.70%) UNIX
3 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
3 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) System Testing
2 34 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 25 (33.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (25.68%) Integration Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.11%) ETL
7 6 (8.11%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Migration
9 4 (5.41%) SOA
9 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.41%) Validation
9 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.41%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.41%) Functional Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Web Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Test Management
10 3 (4.05%) Automated Testing
11 2 (2.70%) CRM
11 2 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.76%) Java
4 4 (5.41%) COBOL
5 2 (2.70%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.70%) VB
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) ISEB
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
4 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Oracle
2 15 (20.27%) HP
3 5 (6.76%) IBM
4 4 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (4.05%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.35%) CA
7 1 (1.35%) CODA
7 1 (1.35%) VMware
7 1 (1.35%) Teradata
7 1 (1.35%) Actimize
7 1 (1.35%) Endeca
7 1 (1.35%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) Coremetrics
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