The median contractor rate for a Systems Tester was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 415 424
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 5 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.044% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £358 £280
% change year-on-year -9.09% +27.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in London

Systems Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Tester in London

Systems Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Tester in London

Systems Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 1 - - 1
Systems Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) CA
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) CA Service Virtualization

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA