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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 834 852 849
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 66 58 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.050% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.053% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 50 46 40
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £29,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -4.83%

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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +20 63 £32,500 +1.56% 5
Yorkshire +30 34 £35,000 +16.66% 2
West Yorkshire - 34 £35,000 -
Leeds - 20 £35,000 -
West Midlands -9 12 £32,500 +3.17%
Staffordshire - 12 £32,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 11 £32,500 -
Bradford - 10 - -
Gloucestershire - 9 £35,000 -
South West - 9 £35,000 -
Cheltenham - 8 £35,000 -
South East +6 6 - - 1
Hampshire +29 5 - - 1
Petersfield - 4 - -
Scotland - 3 £20,000 -
Dundee - 2 £20,000 -
Halifax - 2 £32,500 -
Midlands - 1 £32,500 -
North West - 1 £19,000 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £28,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £32,500 -
Staines - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £19,000 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 47 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (54.76%) SQL
3 38 (45.24%) Test Scripting
4 32 (38.10%) ISTQB
4 32 (38.10%) ISEB
5 31 (36.90%) System Testing
6 28 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 26 (30.95%) Scrum
7 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 25 (29.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (27.38%) Automated Testing
11 22 (26.19%) QA
11 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
12 20 (23.81%) .NET
12 20 (23.81%) Finance
13 19 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (20.24%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (20.24%) Cognos
14 17 (20.24%) RAD
14 17 (20.24%) QlikView
14 17 (20.24%) Integration Testing
15 16 (19.05%) SDLC
16 15 (17.86%) Test Management
17 14 (16.67%) Test Strategy
17 14 (16.67%) Client/Server
18 12 (14.29%) Load Testing
18 12 (14.29%) Degree
19 11 (13.10%) Requirements Management
19 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (1.19%) CICS
Applications
1 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (20.24%) QlikView
2 2 (2.38%) Big Data
2 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) OpenQM
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.19%) mvBase
Development Applications
1 25 (29.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (13.10%) Ranorex
3 6 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (2.38%) JIRA
4 2 (2.38%) MSTest
5 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Legal
2 4 (4.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.81%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.19%) Equities
6 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Android
1 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.95%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) Test Scripting
3 31 (36.90%) System Testing
4 28 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 26 (30.95%) Scrum
6 24 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (27.38%) Automated Testing
8 19 (22.62%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (20.24%) RAD
9 17 (20.24%) Integration Testing
10 16 (19.05%) SDLC
11 15 (17.86%) Test Management
12 14 (16.67%) Test Strategy
13 12 (14.29%) Load Testing
14 11 (13.10%) Requirements Management
15 10 (11.90%) Migration
16 8 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
16 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
16 8 (9.52%) Waterfall
16 8 (9.52%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.76%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) C
3 4 (4.76%) C#
4 3 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) Fortran
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) ISEB
1 32 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 12 (14.29%) Degree
3 9 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.19%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.24%) Cognos
3 1 (1.19%) IBM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) Citrix
3 1 (1.19%) jBASE
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