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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 813 837 778
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 36 26 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.026% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.028% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 32 25 62
Average salary £34,125 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.09% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,300 £44,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £25,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
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
94349 93880 96743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.84% 94.44% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78390 76321 82592
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
London +10 12 £35,500 -13.93%
South East -16 9 £24,000 -15.04%
Yorkshire -2 7 £32,500 -
South West -21 4 £35,125 +56.11% 2
North West -14 3 £35,250 +41.00%
West Midlands - 1 £20,500 - 1
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 30 (53.57%) System Testing
2 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (48.21%) Test Scripting
4 25 (44.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (37.50%) ISEB
6 19 (33.93%) Finance
6 19 (33.93%) QA
7 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
8 17 (30.36%) SQL
9 15 (26.79%) Performance Testing
10 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 14 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
12 12 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
13 11 (19.64%) Test Management
13 11 (19.64%) MS Office
14 10 (17.86%) .NET
14 10 (17.86%) RAD
14 10 (17.86%) Project Management
14 10 (17.86%) Scrum
14 10 (17.86%) Integration Testing
15 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
15 9 (16.07%) OWASP
15 9 (16.07%) Client/Server
16 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
16 6 (10.71%) Windows
16 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (19.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Sentinel
1 2 (3.57%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.79%) Appium
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) XML
2 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) JSON
3 1 (1.79%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Management Information System
2 9 (16.07%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) NHS
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.57%) Equities
3 2 (3.57%) Derivative
4 1 (1.79%) Telematics
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) UNIX
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) System Testing
2 27 (48.21%) Test Scripting
3 25 (44.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (26.79%) Performance Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 14 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (19.64%) Test Management
8 10 (17.86%) Integration Testing
8 10 (17.86%) RAD
8 10 (17.86%) Project Management
8 10 (17.86%) Scrum
9 9 (16.07%) OWASP
10 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
12 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
13 2 (3.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (1.79%) Python
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (37.50%) ISEB
2 12 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 12 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
2 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.57%) webMethods
3 2 (3.57%) StatPro
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
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