Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Tester was £333 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 828 814
Rank change year-on-year +42 -14 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 22 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.035% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.037% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 17
England median daily rate £333 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £251 £233 £258
90th Percentile £475 £468 £421
UK median daily rate £333 £340 £320
% change year-on-year -2.21% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £13.75
UK 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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83303 96531 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54418 63584 61482
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2635 2831 3798
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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
North of England +57 10 £288 +10.58%
London +2 6 £360 -10.00%
North West +40 5 £275 -19.12%
Yorkshire +37 4 - -
South East +19 2 £413 +3.13% 3
West Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
East of England -12 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
North East - 1 £288 -
Systems Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 England region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.09%) Coaching
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 2 (9.09%) Java
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) SAP
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) ERP
7 2 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.55%) HP
8 1 (4.55%) ISEB
8 1 (4.55%) CA

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 (4.55%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) BASE24
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.55%) Postilion
2 1 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (4.55%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) ServiceMax
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) ERP
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Apple
3 1 (4.55%) Borland
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com