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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 557 549 540
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 36 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.037% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.040% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 29
Average daily rate
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£290 £290 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £249 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £269
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +30.11%
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
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
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 £40.00
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 25 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 19 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 25 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 34 £290 +3.57% 1
South East +7 17 £290 +3.57%
London +11 11 £375 +54.63%
City of London +21 6 - -
East of England - 3 £368 -
West Midlands -15 1 £275 -21.42%
Scotland -22 1 £250 -29.57%
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dundee - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Ealing - - - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 (47.50%) System Testing
2 37 (46.25%) Test Scripting
3 33 (41.25%) SQL
4 30 (37.50%) Oracle
5 27 (33.75%) Finance
6 25 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (27.50%) Integration Testing
8 21 (26.25%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (21.25%) HP
10 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL
10 14 (17.50%) Banking
10 14 (17.50%) Billing
11 12 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (13.75%) QA
12 11 (13.75%) Manual Testing
12 11 (13.75%) SoapUI
13 10 (12.50%) SWIFT
14 9 (11.25%) Selenium
14 9 (11.25%) ISEB
14 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
15 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (10.00%) ETL
15 8 (10.00%) XML
15 8 (10.00%) Linux
16 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
16 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
17 6 (7.50%) DB2
17 6 (7.50%) Solaris
17 6 (7.50%) Microsoft

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (5.00%) CICS
2 2 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Agresso
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.50%) Maximo
4 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) HTTP
1 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) DB2
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.75%) MySQL
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (13.75%) SoapUI
3 9 (11.25%) Selenium
4 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.00%) Calabash
4 4 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.50%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.25%) QARun
6 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.25%) Toad
6 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (33.75%) Finance
2 14 (17.50%) Banking
2 14 (17.50%) Billing
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Automotive
3 1 (1.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) XML
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
3 4 (5.00%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) MDX
3 4 (5.00%) Web Services
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.50%) JSP
5 2 (2.50%) EDI
5 2 (2.50%) JPA
6 1 (1.25%) HTML5
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.25%) LAMP
6 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.25%) iPhone
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
5 1 (1.25%) Open Source
5 1 (1.25%) iPad
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) EFT
5 1 (1.25%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Solaris
3 4 (5.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) UNIX
4 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) System Testing
2 37 (46.25%) Test Scripting
3 25 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (27.50%) Integration Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Manual Testing
6 8 (10.00%) ETL
7 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.00%) SOA
8 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Test Strategy
9 3 (3.75%) Analytics
9 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.75%) Regression Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Migration
9 3 (3.75%) Scrum
9 3 (3.75%) Test Management
10 2 (2.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.25%) Java
4 4 (5.00%) COBOL
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.50%) VB
6 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) Python
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) ISEB
2 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.25%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (26.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.25%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Oracle
2 17 (21.25%) HP
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (3.75%) SAP
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco
8 1 (1.25%) CA
8 1 (1.25%) CODA
8 1 (1.25%) VMware
8 1 (1.25%) Teradata
8 1 (1.25%) Endeca
8 1 (1.25%) Google
8 1 (1.25%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.25%) hybris
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