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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 600 577 556
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 28 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.068% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.073% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 11
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£310 £290 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.00

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015.

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 22 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 3 August 2015. 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 -20 25 £310 +6.89% 4
London -10 14 £410 +9.33%
South East -32 6 £198 -31.89% 2
City of London -15 4 - -
Dundee - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Milton Keynes 0 2 - -
Hampshire -5 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
West Midlands +5 1 £285 +3.63%
Suffolk +5 1 - -
East of England +1 1 - -
South West -1 1 £300 -6.25% 1
Manchester -9 1 - -
North West -17 1 - -
Surrey -18 1 £290 -
Berkshire - 1 £105 -
Salisbury - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £105 -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £285 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 22 (43.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (43.14%) System Integration Testing
3 19 (37.25%) Integration Testing
4 18 (35.29%) Banking
5 17 (33.33%) System Testing
6 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
6 16 (31.37%) QA
7 14 (27.45%) SWIFT
8 12 (23.53%) Validation
9 11 (21.57%) Business Analysis
10 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 9 (17.65%) ISEB
11 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
11 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
12 6 (11.76%) Oracle
12 6 (11.76%) SOAP
13 5 (9.80%) XML
13 5 (9.80%) Migration
13 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
13 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
13 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
14 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
14 4 (7.84%) Use Case
14 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
14 4 (7.84%) HP
14 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (3.92%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.96%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.96%) Maximo
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
1 1 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) DTS
2 1 (1.96%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) QlikView
2 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.88%) Selenium
3 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.92%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.92%) Calabash
4 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.96%) Appium
4 1 (1.96%) XMLSpy
4 1 (1.96%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) Toad
General
1 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 18 (35.29%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) German Language
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) SOAP
2 5 (9.80%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) Middleware
3 3 (5.88%) Web Services
4 2 (3.92%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.96%) XSD
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Derivative
3 2 (3.92%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.92%) Market Risk
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) UNIX
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
1 3 (5.88%) Android
1 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.92%) Solaris
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 22 (43.14%) System Integration Testing
2 19 (37.25%) Integration Testing
3 17 (33.33%) System Testing
4 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Validation
6 11 (21.57%) Business Analysis
7 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) Migration
8 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Use Case
9 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Test Management
10 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.88%) ITIL
10 3 (5.88%) SOA
10 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (31.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) CODA
4 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft