Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 349 380
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Tester 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.018% 0.007% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.007% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
South East median daily rate £338 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -19.23% +10.17%
10th Percentile £316 £256 £313
90th Percentile £349 £269 £434
England median daily rate £325 £298 £325
% change year-on-year +9.24% -8.46% +7.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £32.50
England 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,428 14,176 17,347
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 93.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,221 8,375 10,242
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 735 896
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% +21.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in the South East

Systems Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Tester in the South East

Systems Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Tester in the South East

Systems Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Hampshire +6 2 £350 +33.33%
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) CAFM
2 1 (33.33%) QA

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) CAFM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PMO
1 1 (33.33%) QA