The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 855 890 805
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -85
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 18 29 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.025% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.026% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 11 28 69
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Tester
Salary Trend

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

Systems Tester Salary Trend in the UK

Systems Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Systems Tester over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
England +36 15 £32,500 -5.79% 7
Yorkshire +20 8 £31,250 +22.54% 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £31,250 - 2
South East +15 5 £22,500 -37.93% 1
Scotland +13 3 £22,000 - 1
Dundee +3 3 £22,000 -
Bradford - 3 £30,000 -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Halifax - 2 £32,500 - 1
Leeds - 2 £31,750 - 1
London +49 1 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Surrey +25 1 £22,500 -37.93%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - -
South West -11 1 £35,000 +75.00% 1
Milton Keynes -15 1 - -
Petersfield - 1 - - 1
Wakefield - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
Castle Cary - 1 £35,000 -
City of London - 1 £50,000 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (45.90%) System Testing
2 27 (44.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
3 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
4 21 (34.43%) SQL
4 21 (34.43%) Finance
4 21 (34.43%) QA
5 20 (32.79%) Performance Testing
6 19 (31.15%) ISEB
7 17 (27.87%) Software Testing
8 15 (24.59%) SDLC
9 14 (22.95%) ISTQB
9 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
10 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
10 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.03%) MS Office
11 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
12 10 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (16.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (16.39%) Regression Testing
13 9 (14.75%) Scrum
13 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
14 8 (13.11%) Project Management
15 7 (11.48%) Client/Server
15 7 (11.48%) Manual Testing
15 7 (11.48%) Test Management
16 6 (9.84%) Android
16 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
16 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) QlikView
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.56%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.64%) Appium
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Games
3 2 (3.28%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Client/Server
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Android
1 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Solaris
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (45.90%) System Testing
2 27 (44.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (39.34%) Test Scripting
4 20 (32.79%) Performance Testing
5 17 (27.87%) Software Testing
6 15 (24.59%) SDLC
7 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Regression Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Scrum
10 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
11 8 (13.11%) Project Management
12 7 (11.48%) Manual Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Test Management
13 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (9.84%) RAD
14 5 (8.20%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (8.20%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (8.20%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) Ruby
2 1 (1.64%) Java
2 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) ISEB
2 14 (22.95%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Business Objects
2 5 (8.20%) Cognos
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 7 days ago
London
GeoPlace LLP
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 21 days ago
Petersfield
Computer Futures
Salary: 25 days holiday, pension
Posted: 27 days ago