The median contractor rate for a Systems Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Tester
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 124
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2107 2627 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.15% 95.63% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1463 1357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Systems Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in the West Midlands

Systems Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Tester in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Tester in the West Midlands

Systems Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Tester in the West Midlands

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree