The median contractor rate for a Systems Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Test Engineer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 637 634
Rank change year-on-year +30 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Engineer 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.016% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £375 £217 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.21% -26.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £149 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £250 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £250 £298
% change year-on-year +50.00% -15.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Systems Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Test Engineer in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Test Engineer in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Test Engineer in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Test Engineer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Test Engineer in the UK

Systems Test Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +46 7 £375 +73.21% 2
South East +23 6 £342 +36.90%
Hampshire - 5 £300 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £385 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £375 -

Systems Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Systems Test Engineer 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 featuring Systems Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
3 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Confluence
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (15.38%) Node.js
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server

Systems Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (15.38%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
2 1 (7.69%) Appium
2 1 (7.69%) Gatling
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Protractor
2 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.69%) TestNG
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 2 (15.38%) MEAN Stack
1 2 (15.38%) Node.js
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Handset
1 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 1 (7.69%) API Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Proprietary Trading
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) VMware