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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 878 953 966
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 78 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.023% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.024% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 71 20 27
Average salary £35,000 £35,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 30 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 April 2016. 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 +60 74 £35,000 -0.70% 7
South East +64 33 £35,000 +21.21% 2
Surrey +16 20 £24,000 +6.66% 1
Yorkshire +28 17 £35,000 +4.47% 1
West Yorkshire +22 15 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Leeds +18 14 £35,000 +4.47% 1
West Sussex - 12 £40,000 -
Redhill - 11 £24,000 -
London +6 8 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands - 7 £32,500 - 1
East of England - 6 £35,000 -
Scotland -8 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £36,250 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £27,500 -
Woking - 3 £32,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £31,750 -
Reigate - 2 £60,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 2 £31,500 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £36,250 -
Watford - 2 £27,250 -
York - 2 £31,750 -
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
City of London +44 1 £42,500 +16.83%
North West +14 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £30,500 -
Solihull - 1 £32,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £27,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £28,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 66 (44.59%) QA
2 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (39.19%) ISTQB
4 56 (37.84%) ISEB
5 51 (34.46%) Test Scripting
6 50 (33.78%) SQL
7 46 (31.08%) System Testing
8 44 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 43 (29.05%) Manual Testing
9 43 (29.05%) .NET
9 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
10 38 (25.68%) Scrum
11 33 (22.30%) Selenium
12 32 (21.62%) Automation Testing
13 30 (20.27%) MS Excel
14 28 (18.92%) Test Strategy
15 27 (18.24%) Functional Testing
15 27 (18.24%) Software Testing
16 26 (17.57%) Finance
17 24 (16.22%) RAD
17 24 (16.22%) SDLC
18 23 (15.54%) SoapUI
19 22 (14.86%) Integration Testing
19 22 (14.86%) Regression Testing
20 21 (14.19%) Java
20 21 (14.19%) Test Management
21 20 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
21 20 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 19 (12.84%) Performance Testing
22 19 (12.84%) Degree

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (2.70%) IIS
2 3 (2.03%) CICS
Applications
1 30 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.35%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) Internet
2 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.35%) VoIP
3 1 (0.68%) GPRS
3 1 (0.68%) GSM
3 1 (0.68%) IPsec
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) PPP
3 1 (0.68%) UMTS
3 1 (0.68%) VSAT
3 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (22.30%) Selenium
2 23 (15.54%) SoapUI
3 20 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (9.46%) JIRA
5 7 (4.73%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.05%) HP UFT
7 5 (3.38%) JMeter
7 5 (3.38%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.70%) Introscope
8 4 (2.70%) WebLOAD
9 2 (1.35%) InstallShield
9 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.35%) Toad
9 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.68%) JUnit
10 1 (0.68%) Selenium IDE
General
1 26 (17.57%) Finance
2 7 (4.73%) Law
3 4 (2.70%) Back Office
3 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.03%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.35%) Automotive
5 2 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.05%) .NET
2 16 (10.81%) Web Services
3 9 (6.08%) XML
4 6 (4.05%) HTML
5 5 (3.38%) CSS
6 4 (2.70%) JSON
7 3 (2.03%) jQuery
8 2 (1.35%) HTML5
9 1 (0.68%) ADO
9 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.68%) RESTful
9 1 (0.68%) SOAP
9 1 (0.68%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.49%) Mainframe
2 15 (10.14%) Client/Server
3 14 (9.46%) Statistics
4 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.73%) Mathematics
7 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.70%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.03%) Biology
9 3 (2.03%) Chemistry
9 3 (2.03%) Economics
9 3 (2.03%) Physics
9 3 (2.03%) VSAM
10 2 (1.35%) Fintech
10 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.68%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.08%) Unix
2 4 (2.70%) Windows
3 3 (2.03%) Linux
4 2 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.46%) Test Scripting
3 46 (31.08%) System Testing
4 44 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (29.05%) Manual Testing
6 38 (25.68%) Scrum
7 32 (21.62%) Automation Testing
8 28 (18.92%) Test Strategy
9 27 (18.24%) Functional Testing
9 27 (18.24%) Software Testing
10 24 (16.22%) RAD
10 24 (16.22%) SDLC
11 22 (14.86%) Integration Testing
11 22 (14.86%) Regression Testing
12 21 (14.19%) Test Management
13 19 (12.84%) Performance Testing
14 18 (12.16%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (9.46%) TDD
16 13 (8.78%) Non-Functional Testing
17 12 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (33.78%) SQL
2 21 (14.19%) Java
3 17 (11.49%) C
4 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.05%) C#
6 3 (2.03%) COBOL
6 3 (2.03%) JCL
6 3 (2.03%) Perl
7 2 (1.35%) C++
7 2 (1.35%) Python
7 2 (1.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (39.19%) ISTQB
2 56 (37.84%) ISEB
3 20 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (12.84%) Degree
5 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) CEH
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (44.59%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.70%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.76%) HP
2 10 (6.76%) Oracle
3 5 (3.38%) CA
4 4 (2.70%) AppDynamics
4 4 (2.70%) Dynatrace
5 3 (2.03%) Pega
6 2 (1.35%) Rally
6 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) Informatica
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
South West London
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Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago