The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 550 541 544
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 38 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.043% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.047% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 30
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£290 £295 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £269
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 23 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 30 July 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 -12 37 £290 +0.86% 4
South East +4 19 £290 +0.86%
London +22 11 £375 +54.63% 2
City of London +19 6 - - 1
East of England - 3 £368 -
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
West Midlands -17 1 £275 -21.42%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (48.72%) System Testing
2 35 (44.87%) Test Scripting
2 35 (44.87%) SQL
3 30 (38.46%) Oracle
4 25 (32.05%) Finance
4 25 (32.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (26.92%) Integration Testing
7 17 (21.79%) HP
8 16 (20.51%) PL/SQL
8 16 (20.51%) Billing
9 12 (15.38%) Banking
9 12 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (14.10%) QA
10 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
11 10 (12.82%) SWIFT
11 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
12 9 (11.54%) SoapUI
13 8 (10.26%) ISEB
13 8 (10.26%) ETL
13 8 (10.26%) XML
14 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
14 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
15 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
15 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (7.69%) Selenium
15 6 (7.69%) DB2
15 6 (7.69%) Linux
16 5 (6.41%) SQL Server

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.13%) CICS
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Agresso
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.28%) Maximo
4 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) HTTP
1 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) DNS
2 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.69%) DB2
3 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (11.54%) SoapUI
3 6 (7.69%) Selenium
4 4 (5.13%) Calabash
5 3 (3.85%) JIRA
6 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.56%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.28%) QARun
7 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.28%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.28%) Toad
7 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Billing
3 12 (15.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Military
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 4 (5.13%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) MDX
3 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.56%) JPA
4 2 (2.56%) EDI
4 2 (2.56%) JSP
5 1 (1.28%) LAMP
5 1 (1.28%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) EFT
5 1 (1.28%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.28%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.28%) Open Source
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.28%) iSeries
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Solaris
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
3 2 (2.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.72%) System Testing
2 35 (44.87%) Test Scripting
3 25 (32.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (26.92%) Integration Testing
5 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
6 8 (10.26%) ETL
7 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.13%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.13%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.13%) Migration
10 3 (3.85%) Scrum
10 3 (3.85%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.85%) Automated Testing
10 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.85%) SOA
10 3 (3.85%) Test Strategy
10 3 (3.85%) Analytics
11 2 (2.56%) Web Testing
11 2 (2.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) SQL
2 16 (20.51%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.41%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) COBOL
5 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.56%) VB
6 2 (2.56%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) ISEB
2 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.28%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (38.46%) Oracle
2 17 (21.79%) HP
3 5 (6.41%) IBM
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.13%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) VMware
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.28%) Endeca
7 1 (1.28%) Google
7 1 (1.28%) Coremetrics
7 1 (1.28%) CODA
7 1 (1.28%) CA
7 1 (1.28%) hybris
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