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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Tester
UK
Rank 576 604 589
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 11 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.055% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 12
Median daily rate £270 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £325 £265
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +22.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 19 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +19 11 £270 -16.92%
North West +29 3 £325 -
Manchester +13 2 - -
London +7 2 £413 +3.12%
East of England +5 2 £120 -71.76%
North East - 2 £270 -
Cambridge - 2 £120 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £270 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £120 -
West Midlands -13 1 £250 -16.66%
South West - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £250 -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 £250 -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
4 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (13.04%) SaaS
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 2 (8.70%) ISEB
7 2 (8.70%) Python
7 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 2 (8.70%) Web Services
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
7 2 (8.70%) Android
7 2 (8.70%) System Testing
7 2 (8.70%) QA
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) WebGL
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Test Scripting
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) System Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft