The median contractor rate for a Systems Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 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
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 162 204
Rank change year-on-year -6 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.031% 0.030% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.031% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median daily rate - - -
London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
10th Percentile £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Systems Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in the City of London

Systems Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Tester in the City of London

Systems Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Tester in the City of London

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 City of London region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA