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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 837 814 831
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 43 43 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.043% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.045% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 37 36 36
Average salary £31,500 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,700 £50,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
99490 94619 104632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.45% 94.32% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 81521 79375 89786
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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
South East +9 15 £32,500 +4.83%
London -15 8 £34,500 -23.33% 2
East of England - 8 £23,000 - 1
Yorkshire -37 7 £30,000 -35.13%
West Midlands -17 5 £31,500 +5.00%
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 42 (53.85%) System Testing
2 30 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 28 (35.90%) Degree
3 28 (35.90%) Microsoft
4 27 (34.62%) SQL
5 26 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 25 (32.05%) Oracle
7 21 (26.92%) ISEB
8 18 (23.08%) Integration Testing
9 17 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (20.51%) Finance
10 16 (20.51%) Manual Testing
11 15 (19.23%) QA
12 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (17.95%) Regression Testing
13 13 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
13 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
14 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
15 10 (12.82%) Windows
16 9 (11.54%) ETL
16 9 (11.54%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (11.54%) Retail
16 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
16 9 (11.54%) Open Source
16 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
17 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
17 8 (10.26%) Selenium
18 7 (8.97%) Waterfall

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (6.41%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.28%) Sentinel
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) DHCP
1 1 (1.28%) DNS
1 1 (1.28%) POP3
1 1 (1.28%) SMTP
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Selenium
2 6 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.41%) JUnit
3 5 (6.41%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.41%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (5.13%) JIRA
5 3 (3.85%) WinRunner
5 3 (3.85%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.85%) QARun
6 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.28%) Toad
7 1 (1.28%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.28%) Subversion
7 1 (1.28%) WatiN
7 1 (1.28%) Redmine
7 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Retail
3 5 (6.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
2 5 (6.41%) HTML
3 4 (5.13%) XML
4 3 (3.85%) .NET
5 1 (1.28%) WinForms
5 1 (1.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Open Source
1 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (6.41%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) EPoS
4 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.56%) Informatics
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.28%) Equities
5 1 (1.28%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) UNIX
2 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.85%) System Testing
2 30 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 18 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 17 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (20.51%) Manual Testing
6 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.95%) Regression Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 9 (11.54%) ETL
8 9 (11.54%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
9 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.69%) Test Planning
11 6 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (6.41%) RAD
12 5 (6.41%) CRM
12 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (6.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) VB
3 3 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) Python
4 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Degree
2 21 (26.92%) ISEB
3 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
4 9 (11.54%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.85%) HND
5 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.05%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) HP
4 4 (5.13%) Netezza
4 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 4 (5.13%) Cognos
5 3 (3.85%) Informatica
6 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.28%) webMethods
7 1 (1.28%) StatPro
7 1 (1.28%) thinkFolio
7 1 (1.28%) Cerillion
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