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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 827 861 801
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -60
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 43 29 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.027% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.029% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 37 27 67
Average salary £33,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £22,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £43,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £25,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%

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
101167 100905 102697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.47% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83281 81156 86804
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 26 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 3 March 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 +24 36 £34,125 +24.09% 4
London +10 12 £35,500 -13.93%
South East -16 9 £24,000 -15.04%
Scotland +15 7 £25,946 +15.31% 1
Surrey +6 7 £24,000 -23.80%
Leeds -1 7 £32,500 -27.77%
Yorkshire -2 7 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire -5 7 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London +14 6 £35,250 +4.44%
South West -21 4 £35,125 +56.11% 2
Dundee - 4 £21,000 -
Manchester +2 3 £35,250 +8.46%
North West -14 3 £35,250 +41.00%
Gloucestershire - 3 £35,250 -
Gloucester - 3 £35,250 -
Hampshire -4 2 £35,250 +56.66%
Redhill - 2 £24,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £40,000 - 1
Havant - 2 £35,250 -
Livingston - 2 £40,000 - 1
Ealing - 2 - -
Edinburgh +7 1 £25,946 +15.31%
Epsom - 1 £24,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £20,500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £20,500 - 1

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 33 (48.53%) System Testing
2 32 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 30 (44.12%) Microsoft
4 27 (39.71%) ISEB
4 27 (39.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (33.82%) QA
7 21 (30.88%) Finance
8 20 (29.41%) SQL
8 20 (29.41%) Performance Testing
8 20 (29.41%) Software Testing
9 19 (27.94%) Test Strategy
10 18 (26.47%) ISTQB
11 17 (25.00%) MS Excel
12 15 (22.06%) Test Management
13 14 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
15 12 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (16.18%) Project Management
16 11 (16.18%) Scrum
16 11 (16.18%) MS Office
17 10 (14.71%) .NET
17 10 (14.71%) RAD
17 10 (14.71%) Integration Testing
18 9 (13.24%) Degree
18 9 (13.24%) OWASP
18 9 (13.24%) PCI DSS
18 9 (13.24%) Client/Server
18 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
19 7 (10.29%) Oracle

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Sentinel
1 2 (2.94%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.47%) Appium
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Local Government
3 2 (2.94%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
2 9 (13.24%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.94%) Equities
4 2 (2.94%) Derivative
4 2 (2.94%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) GIS
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Telematics
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) UNIX
2 4 (5.88%) Android
2 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) System Testing
2 32 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 27 (39.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 20 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 19 (27.94%) Test Strategy
7 15 (22.06%) Test Management
8 11 (16.18%) Project Management
8 11 (16.18%) Scrum
9 10 (14.71%) RAD
9 10 (14.71%) Integration Testing
10 9 (13.24%) OWASP
10 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
13 4 (5.88%) Web Testing
13 4 (5.88%) Release Management
13 4 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) VB
3 1 (1.47%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) ISEB
2 18 (26.47%) ISTQB
3 12 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (13.24%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.82%) QA
2 9 (13.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.94%) webMethods
3 2 (2.94%) StatPro
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix
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