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

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 848 830 844
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 57 44 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.040% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.043% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 44 42 47
Average salary £33,500 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%

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
110459 102962 113755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.21% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 89415 85315 97320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 19 August 2014 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 29 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 19 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
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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 +7 56 £33,500 +8.06% 5
East of England - 20 £21,000 -
Bedfordshire - 20 £21,000 -
South East -13 14 £33,750 +8.87% 1
London 0 12 £36,000 -20.00%
Luton - 8 £19,000 -
West Sussex -14 7 £35,000 +12.90%
Crawley +8 5 £35,000 +12.90%
West Midlands +1 5 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire -37 5 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Berkshire - 3 £29,000 -
Reading - 3 £29,000 -
Sheffield - 3 £30,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £37,500 -
York - 2 £29,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £27,750 - 1
Coventry - 2 £31,500 - 2
East Grinstead - 2 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £29,000 - 1
Hampshire +2 1 £30,000 -
Kent 0 1 £35,000 -7.89%
City of London -15 1 £60,000 +33.33%
Farnborough - 1 £30,000 -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Ealing - 1 £29,500 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £27,500 -
Princes Risborough - 1 £28,000 - 1

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 44 (50.00%) System Testing
2 36 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 33 (37.50%) SQL
4 32 (36.36%) Degree
5 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
5 29 (32.95%) ISEB
6 27 (30.68%) MS Excel
7 26 (29.55%) Oracle
8 20 (22.73%) QA
9 18 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (19.32%) Finance
11 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
11 16 (18.18%) Automated Testing
11 16 (18.18%) Integration Testing
11 16 (18.18%) Manual Testing
12 15 (17.05%) Windows
12 15 (17.05%) ISTQB
13 13 (14.77%) MS PowerPoint
14 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 12 (13.64%) Software Testing
15 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
16 10 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
17 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (10.23%) Retail
17 9 (10.23%) Oracle Certification
17 9 (10.23%) ETL
17 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
18 8 (9.09%) Open Source
18 8 (9.09%) Waterfall

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 6 (6.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.14%) Lync
2 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (30.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.68%) MS Office
4 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Sentinel
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) POP3
2 1 (1.14%) SMTP
2 1 (1.14%) DHCP
2 1 (1.14%) DNS
2 1 (1.14%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (3.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (3.41%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.27%) DTS
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.14%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Selenium
2 6 (6.82%) WebDriver
3 5 (5.68%) Selenium IDE
3 5 (5.68%) JUnit
3 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.68%) JIRA
4 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.41%) WinRunner
4 3 (3.41%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.41%) QARun
5 2 (2.27%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.14%) Redmine
6 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.14%) WatiN
6 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.14%) Toad
6 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Retail
3 5 (5.68%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Games
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) HTML
1 6 (6.82%) Web Services
2 4 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (3.41%) XML
4 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.14%) WPF
4 1 (1.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Open Source
2 5 (5.68%) SWIFT
2 5 (5.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.41%) EPoS
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.27%) Replication
4 2 (2.27%) Informatics
4 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) Derivative
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.14%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) UNIX
3 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.68%) Android
4 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (50.00%) System Testing
2 36 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 18 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 16 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 16 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 16 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 12 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 11 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.23%) ETL
9 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.95%) TDD
11 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.82%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Automation Testing
12 5 (5.68%) RAD
12 5 (5.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) VB
3 4 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (2.27%) C
5 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (36.36%) Degree
2 29 (32.95%) ISEB
3 15 (17.05%) ISTQB
4 9 (10.23%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.73%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) Control-M
3 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (32.95%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.55%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) HP
4 4 (4.55%) Netezza
4 4 (4.55%) IBM
4 4 (4.55%) Cognos
5 3 (3.41%) Informatica
6 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.14%) Twitter
7 1 (1.14%) Cerillion
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) webMethods
7 1 (1.14%) StatPro
7 1 (1.14%) thinkFolio
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