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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 585 544 540
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 27 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.060% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.065% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 21
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£305 £310 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.66

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -31 26 £305 -1.61% 4
London +1 11 £305 -1.61%
South East -19 8 £300 -3.22%
Surrey +1 6 £300 +1.69%
City of London +18 3 - -
East of England -23 3 £370 +5.63% 1
Yorkshire -14 2 £250 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £317 -
Scotland -7 1 £218 -29.10% 1
Glasgow -8 1 £218 -16.15% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Princes Risborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 39 (61.90%) System Testing
2 29 (46.03%) SQL
3 24 (38.10%) Oracle
4 23 (36.51%) Test Scripting
5 22 (34.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (34.92%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (30.16%) Finance
7 17 (26.98%) Integration Testing
8 14 (22.22%) Billing
8 14 (22.22%) PL/SQL
9 12 (19.05%) QA
10 11 (17.46%) HP
11 10 (15.87%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (15.87%) Banking
11 10 (15.87%) Oracle Database
11 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
12 9 (14.29%) SWIFT
13 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (12.70%) ISEB
14 6 (9.52%) SoapUI
14 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
15 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
15 5 (7.94%) Test Management
15 5 (7.94%) XML
15 5 (7.94%) SOA
15 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
15 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (6.35%) CRM
16 4 (6.35%) ETL

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (3.17%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle Database
1 10 (15.87%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.59%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (9.52%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.35%) Selenium
4 3 (4.76%) Calabash
4 3 (4.76%) QARun
4 3 (4.76%) TestDirector
4 3 (4.76%) Toad
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.17%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Billing
3 10 (15.87%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Military
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) XML
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) MDX
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
4 1 (1.59%) REST
4 1 (1.59%) LAMP
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) SWIFT
2 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Open Source
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (61.90%) System Testing
2 23 (36.51%) Test Scripting
3 22 (34.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (26.98%) Integration Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Test Management
7 5 (7.94%) SOA
8 4 (6.35%) CRM
8 4 (6.35%) ETL
8 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Validation
8 4 (6.35%) Migration
8 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.35%) Web Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Test Planning
9 3 (4.76%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.03%) SQL
2 14 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.17%) PHP
3 2 (3.17%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) ISEB
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (34.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (38.10%) Oracle
2 11 (17.46%) HP
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) Actimize
5 1 (1.59%) Teradata
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.59%) CODA
5 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.59%) Mercator
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
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Rate: £240 - £260 per day
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