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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 575 544 523
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 11 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.062% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.067% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 21
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£260 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.30% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £418 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £278 £255
% change year-on-year
-6.30% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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 21 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 22 December 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 -48 10 £260 -5.45% 2
London +5 3 £325 +8.33%
Yorkshire -9 3 £250 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire -15 3 £250 -9.09% 1
Glasgow -2 1 - - 1
Scotland -2 1 - - 1
South East -20 1 £265 -
West Midlands - 1 £310 -
Leeds - 1 £260 - 1
Coventry - 1 £310 -
Epsom - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (56.60%) System Testing
2 26 (49.06%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) Oracle
3 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (33.96%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
6 15 (28.30%) Integration Testing
7 14 (26.42%) Finance
8 13 (24.53%) QA
9 12 (22.64%) ISEB
10 11 (20.75%) PL/SQL
10 11 (20.75%) Billing
11 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
12 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
13 8 (15.09%) HP
13 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
14 7 (13.21%) Banking
14 7 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (11.32%) XML
15 6 (11.32%) SOA
15 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
15 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (11.32%) SWIFT
16 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
16 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
16 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
16 5 (9.43%) JIRA

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (3.77%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
2 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) Toad
4 3 (5.66%) TestDirector
4 3 (5.66%) QARun
4 3 (5.66%) Selenium
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.89%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.89%) JUnit
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Billing
3 7 (13.21%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) XML
2 2 (3.77%) MDX
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) jQuery
3 1 (1.89%) REST
3 1 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) SWIFT
2 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
1 2 (3.77%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Solaris
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) System Testing
2 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
4 15 (28.30%) Integration Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.32%) SOA
7 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) Test Management
8 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.55%) Validation
8 4 (7.55%) Migration
9 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.66%) Scrum
9 3 (5.66%) ETL
9 3 (5.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 7 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.89%) CODA
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.89%) Mercator
5 1 (1.89%) Actimize
5 1 (1.89%) Ektron
5 1 (1.89%) hybris
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