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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 828 811 844
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 60 42 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.042% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.045% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 48 39 40
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
East of England - 20 £21,000 -
South East -20 14 £33,750 +8.87%
London -3 12 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire -44 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
West Midlands -8 6 £31,500 +5.00% 2
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (52.94%) System Testing
2 36 (42.35%) Test Scripting
3 33 (38.82%) SQL
4 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
5 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
5 27 (31.76%) Degree
6 26 (30.59%) ISEB
7 25 (29.41%) Oracle
8 19 (22.35%) Finance
9 18 (21.18%) Automated Testing
9 18 (21.18%) Integration Testing
9 18 (21.18%) Manual Testing
10 17 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (18.82%) QA
11 16 (18.82%) Windows
12 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
12 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
12 13 (15.29%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (15.29%) ISTQB
13 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
14 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
14 10 (11.76%) Retail
14 10 (11.76%) Software Testing
15 9 (10.59%) Oracle Certification
15 9 (10.59%) ETL
15 9 (10.59%) Open Source
15 9 (10.59%) Relational Database
16 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
16 8 (9.41%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (9.41%) UNIX

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (7.06%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (31.76%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.71%) MS Office
4 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) POP3
1 1 (1.18%) SMTP
1 1 (1.18%) DHCP
1 1 (1.18%) DNS
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
1 1 (1.18%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.71%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (3.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (3.53%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.35%) DTS
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.18%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Selenium
2 6 (7.06%) WebDriver
3 5 (5.88%) JUnit
3 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
4 4 (4.71%) JIRA
5 3 (3.53%) QARun
5 3 (3.53%) WinRunner
5 3 (3.53%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.18%) Subversion
7 1 (1.18%) Toad
7 1 (1.18%) WatiN
7 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.18%) Redmine
7 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) HTML
2 6 (7.06%) Web Services
3 4 (4.71%) .NET
4 3 (3.53%) XML
5 1 (1.18%) WinForms
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Open Source
2 5 (5.88%) SWIFT
2 5 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.53%) EPoS
3 3 (3.53%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Informatics
4 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.18%) Equities
5 1 (1.18%) Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Windows
2 8 (9.41%) UNIX
3 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) System Testing
2 36 (42.35%) Test Scripting
3 18 (21.18%) Manual Testing
3 18 (21.18%) Integration Testing
3 18 (21.18%) Automated Testing
4 17 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (15.29%) Regression Testing
6 11 (12.94%) Unit Testing
7 10 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.59%) ETL
9 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.24%) TDD
11 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.06%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (7.06%) Automation Testing
12 5 (5.88%) Use Case
12 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.88%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) VB
3 3 (3.53%) Java
4 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Degree
2 26 (30.59%) ISEB
3 13 (15.29%) ISTQB
4 9 (10.59%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.53%) HND
5 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) Control-M
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (4.71%) Cognos
4 4 (4.71%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) Netezza
5 3 (3.53%) Informatica
6 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.18%) webMethods
7 1 (1.18%) StatPro
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) thinkFolio
7 1 (1.18%) Cerillion
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