The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Systems Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 820 843 816
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 61 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.055% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.058% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 45 48 39
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Systems Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97611 102712 93841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.18% 94.49% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82251 83877 78553
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Systems Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Tester across the England region.

Systems Tester Salary Trend in England

Systems Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in England

Systems Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire +32 32 £35,000 +16.66% 2
West Midlands +1 12 £32,500 +3.17%
South West - 10 £35,000 -
South East +1 6 - - 1
North West - 1 £19,000 -
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Systems Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Tester in their job title.

1 46 (58.23%) SQL
2 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (48.10%) Test Scripting
4 31 (39.24%) System Testing
4 31 (39.24%) ISTQB
4 31 (39.24%) ISEB
5 28 (35.44%) Software Testing
6 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
6 26 (32.91%) Scrum
7 25 (31.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (31.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
9 21 (26.58%) Automated Testing
10 20 (25.32%) Finance
10 20 (25.32%) .NET
10 20 (25.32%) QA
11 19 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (22.78%) Integration Testing
13 17 (21.52%) QlikView
13 17 (21.52%) Cognos
13 17 (21.52%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (21.52%) RAD
14 16 (20.25%) SDLC
15 15 (18.99%) Test Management
16 14 (17.72%) Test Strategy
16 14 (17.72%) Client/Server
17 12 (15.19%) Load Testing
18 11 (13.92%) Ranorex
18 11 (13.92%) Requirements Management
19 10 (12.66%) Migration

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Systems Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Systems Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.27%) CICS
Applications
1 22 (27.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (21.52%) QlikView
2 2 (2.53%) Big Data
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) OpenQM
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.27%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 25 (31.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (13.92%) Ranorex
3 6 (7.59%) Selenium
4 2 (2.53%) JIRA
4 2 (2.53%) MSTest
5 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (25.32%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
2 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Client/Server
2 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.27%) Equities
5 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.10%) Test Scripting
3 31 (39.24%) System Testing
4 28 (35.44%) Software Testing
5 26 (32.91%) Scrum
6 25 (31.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (26.58%) Automated Testing
8 19 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (22.78%) Integration Testing
10 17 (21.52%) RAD
11 16 (20.25%) SDLC
12 15 (18.99%) Test Management
13 14 (17.72%) Test Strategy
14 12 (15.19%) Load Testing
15 11 (13.92%) Requirements Management
16 10 (12.66%) Migration
17 8 (10.13%) Requirements Analysis
17 8 (10.13%) Automation Testing
17 8 (10.13%) Waterfall
18 7 (8.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) SQL
2 8 (10.13%) C
3 3 (3.80%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) COBOL
4 1 (1.27%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.27%) PHP
4 1 (1.27%) Fortran
4 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (39.24%) ISEB
1 31 (39.24%) ISTQB
2 10 (12.66%) Degree
3 9 (11.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.32%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) Cognos
3 1 (1.27%) IBM
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle
3 1 (1.27%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) Citrix
3 1 (1.27%) jBASE
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