Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 804 789
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 25 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.024% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.026% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 31
England median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +6.56%
10th Percentile £263 £176 £288
90th Percentile £406 £399 £438
UK median daily rate £325 £285 £325
% change year-on-year +14.04% -12.31% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £28.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.85% -
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -13.85% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Tester in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 16 £325 -17.72% 2
North of England +31 4 £288 +6.48% 1
North West +3 3 £261 -19.62%
South East -16 3 £338 +28.57%
North East +46 1 £288 +6.48%
Midlands +10 1 - -
East of England -13 1 £338 +51.69% 1
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) Fidessa
4 4 (16.00%) Minerva
4 4 (16.00%) Sentinel
4 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (16.00%) MiFID
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) System Testing
5 3 (12.00%) QA
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Validation
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Scrum
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
7 1 (4.00%) General Ledger

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (4.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Minerva
1 4 (16.00%) Sentinel
1 4 (16.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) TestNG
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Private Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (12.00%) ERP
4 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) System Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) User Stories
5 2 (8.00%) Validation
6 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) MiFID
2 3 (12.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (4.00%) PMO
3 1 (4.00%) WAI
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Fidessa
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) CA
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy