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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 860 895 832
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -63
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 38 38 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.032% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.033% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 47
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £19,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,750 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £25,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -31.08%

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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
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 £27,000 £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

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 30 June 2015 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 24 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 30 June 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 +33 34 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Yorkshire +28 23 £32,500 +27.45% 7
West Yorkshire - 23 £32,500 - 5
Leeds - 10 £33,750 - 3
Bradford - 7 £30,000 -
South East +23 4 - - 2
Scotland +18 4 £24,000 +9.09%
West Midlands -7 4 £32,500 -5.79%
Staffordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £32,500 -
Dundee -1 3 £22,000 -
Halifax - 3 £32,500 - 2
Hampshire - 3 - - 2
City of London +39 1 £50,000 -16.66%
London +6 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
Milton Keynes -18 1 - -
Petersfield - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £28,000 -
Castle Cary - 1 £35,000 -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (51.39%) System Testing
3 36 (50.00%) SQL
4 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
5 29 (40.28%) Test Scripting
6 28 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (33.33%) QA
8 21 (29.17%) ISEB
9 20 (27.78%) Finance
9 20 (27.78%) Performance Testing
9 20 (27.78%) Software Testing
9 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (26.39%) ISTQB
10 19 (26.39%) Scrum
10 19 (26.39%) SDLC
11 18 (25.00%) Automated Testing
12 15 (20.83%) Integration Testing
12 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
12 15 (20.83%) .NET
13 14 (19.44%) Test Management
14 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
14 13 (18.06%) RAD
15 12 (16.67%) Client/Server
15 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
15 12 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (15.28%) MS Office
16 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
17 10 (13.89%) Project Management
17 10 (13.89%) Business Objects

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (2.78%) IIS
1 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) CICS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) QlikView
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.39%) mvBase
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.39%) OpenQM
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.94%) Selenium
3 4 (5.56%) Ranorex
4 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.39%) MSTest
5 1 (1.39%) Appium
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.83%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 12 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.78%) NHS
6 2 (2.78%) Replication
7 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.39%) Equities
7 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.39%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Android
1 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Solaris
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (51.39%) System Testing
3 29 (40.28%) Test Scripting
4 28 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 20 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 19 (26.39%) Scrum
6 19 (26.39%) SDLC
7 18 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 15 (20.83%) Integration Testing
9 14 (19.44%) Test Management
10 13 (18.06%) RAD
11 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
13 10 (13.89%) Project Management
14 8 (11.11%) Manual Testing
15 6 (8.33%) Load Testing
15 6 (8.33%) OWASP
15 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) C#
2 2 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) PHP
3 1 (1.39%) COBOL
3 1 (1.39%) Fortran
3 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) ISEB
2 19 (26.39%) ISTQB
3 12 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (33.33%) QA
2 6 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Business Objects
2 10 (13.89%) Cognos
3 2 (2.78%) Citrix
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) jBASE
4 1 (1.39%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) SAP
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