The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Systems Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Tester
Rank 876 929 975
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 56 18 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.017% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.017% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 51 12 27
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,850 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Systems Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Systems Tester in the job title.

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 24 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 55 £35,000 +12.00% 6
South East +45 23 £32,500 +44.44%
Yorkshire +17 12 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Surrey +15 12 £32,000 +42.22%
Leeds +20 11 £35,000 +4.47%
West Yorkshire +15 11 £35,000 +12.00%
London +36 8 £37,500 +3.44% 2
West Sussex - 8 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £31,500 - 1
Walton-on-Thames - 4 £31,500 -
Hampshire +7 3 £27,500 -
Bradford +6 3 £35,000 +16.66%
Woking - 3 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £31,250 -
Petersfield -9 2 £30,750 -
Redhill - 2 £24,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £36,250 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £36,250 - 1
East of England - 2 £36,250 - 2
City of London +45 1 £42,500 +17.24%
Scotland -7 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Bordon - 1 £27,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £28,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £35,000 -
York - 1 £31,000 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £27,500 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £31,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Systems Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 60 (44.78%) QA
2 58 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (39.55%) Test Scripting
4 51 (38.06%) SQL
5 43 (32.09%) .NET
5 43 (32.09%) Microsoft
5 43 (32.09%) ISTQB
6 41 (30.60%) ISEB
7 38 (28.36%) Manual Testing
8 37 (27.61%) System Testing
8 37 (27.61%) Selenium
8 37 (27.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (26.87%) Scrum
10 31 (23.13%) Finance
10 31 (23.13%) Test Strategy
11 29 (21.64%) MS Excel
11 29 (21.64%) Automation Testing
12 28 (20.90%) SDLC
13 27 (20.15%) Functional Testing
14 24 (17.91%) SoapUI
14 24 (17.91%) Test Management
14 24 (17.91%) RAD
14 24 (17.91%) Regression Testing
14 24 (17.91%) Software Testing
15 23 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (16.42%) Java
17 21 (15.67%) Integration Testing
18 19 (14.18%) Degree
19 17 (12.69%) JIRA
19 17 (12.69%) Mainframe

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.99%) IIS
2 3 (2.24%) CICS
Applications
1 29 (21.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.49%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) Internet
2 4 (2.99%) VoIP
3 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) GPRS
4 1 (0.75%) GSM
4 1 (0.75%) IPsec
4 1 (0.75%) LTE
4 1 (0.75%) PPP
4 1 (0.75%) UMTS
4 1 (0.75%) VSAT
4 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (27.61%) Selenium
2 24 (17.91%) SoapUI
3 23 (17.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (12.69%) JIRA
5 7 (5.22%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.48%) HP UFT
7 5 (3.73%) JMeter
7 5 (3.73%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.99%) InstallShield
8 4 (2.99%) Introscope
8 4 (2.99%) WebLOAD
9 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.49%) Toad
9 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.75%) JUnit
10 1 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (23.13%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Law
3 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.99%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.99%) Automotive
4 4 (2.99%) Back Office
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (32.09%) .NET
2 15 (11.19%) Web Services
2 15 (11.19%) XML
3 10 (7.46%) HTML
4 5 (3.73%) CSS
5 4 (2.99%) JSON
6 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.24%) jQuery
7 2 (1.49%) HTML5
7 2 (1.49%) XHTML
8 1 (0.75%) ADO
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.75%) RESTful
8 1 (0.75%) SOAP
8 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Mainframe
2 15 (11.19%) Client/Server
3 14 (10.45%) Statistics
4 8 (5.97%) Mathematics
5 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.99%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.24%) VSAM
8 2 (1.49%) Fintech
8 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.21%) Unix
2 6 (4.48%) Windows
3 5 (3.73%) Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.55%) Test Scripting
3 38 (28.36%) Manual Testing
4 37 (27.61%) System Testing
4 37 (27.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (26.87%) Scrum
6 31 (23.13%) Test Strategy
7 29 (21.64%) Automation Testing
8 28 (20.90%) SDLC
9 27 (20.15%) Functional Testing
10 24 (17.91%) RAD
10 24 (17.91%) Regression Testing
10 24 (17.91%) Software Testing
10 24 (17.91%) Test Management
11 21 (15.67%) Integration Testing
12 17 (12.69%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (11.94%) Test Automation
14 15 (11.19%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (8.96%) TDD
16 10 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.06%) SQL
2 22 (16.42%) Java
3 14 (10.45%) C
4 13 (9.70%) C#
5 9 (6.72%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.73%) Perl
7 4 (2.99%) C++
7 4 (2.99%) Python
7 4 (2.99%) Ruby
8 3 (2.24%) COBOL
8 3 (2.24%) JCL
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (32.09%) ISTQB
2 41 (30.60%) ISEB
3 19 (14.18%) Degree
4 13 (9.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) CEH
6 1 (0.75%) CISM
6 1 (0.75%) CISSP
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (44.78%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.99%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.75%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 43 (32.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.97%) HP
2 8 (5.97%) Oracle
3 5 (3.73%) CA
3 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.99%) AppDynamics
4 4 (2.99%) Dynatrace
5 3 (2.24%) Pega
6 2 (1.49%) Rally
7 1 (0.75%) Informatica
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