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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Tester
Rank 844 860 806
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 36 29 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.028% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.030% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 71
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,375 £34,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%

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
99988 98266 105499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.82% 94.55% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83279 79377 90596
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +7 33 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Yorkshire -1 10 £32,500 +13.04% 1
West Yorkshire - 10 £32,500 - 1
Leeds - 10 £32,500 - 1
South East -25 8 £24,000 -20.66% 1
Surrey 0 7 £24,000 -23.80%
London +9 5 £35,500 -21.11% 2
North West -8 4 £38,500 +42.59%
West Midlands - 4 £21,000 - 2
Scotland +4 3 £21,000 -6.66% 1
Manchester -12 3 £37,500 +29.31%
Coventry - 3 £21,000 -
Dundee - 3 £21,000 - 1
City of London -2 2 £32,875 -34.25%
South West -11 2 £35,125 +56.11%
Redhill - 2 £24,000 -
Cheshire -6 1 £45,000 +80.00%
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,250 -
Hampshire - 1 £35,250 - 1
Epsom - 1 £24,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £35,250 -
Havant - 1 £35,250 -
Birmingham - 1 £20,500 - 1
Bristol - 1 £35,000 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (46.48%) Test Scripting
2 29 (40.85%) System Testing
3 27 (38.03%) ISEB
4 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
4 23 (32.39%) SQL
5 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (29.58%) Software Testing
6 20 (28.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (28.17%) Finance
7 19 (26.76%) ISTQB
8 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
8 18 (25.35%) Test Strategy
9 15 (21.13%) Test Management
10 14 (19.72%) QA
11 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (16.90%) RAD
11 12 (16.90%) .NET
11 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (15.49%) Project Management
12 11 (15.49%) Scrum
13 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
13 10 (14.08%) Performance Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Client/Server
14 9 (12.68%) Windows
14 9 (12.68%) Integration Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Degree
14 9 (12.68%) OWASP
14 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
14 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (2.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) POP3
1 1 (1.41%) SMTP
1 1 (1.41%) DHCP
1 1 (1.41%) HTTP
1 1 (1.41%) DNS
1 1 (1.41%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.63%) Selenium
3 2 (2.82%) JIRA
3 2 (2.82%) JUnit
3 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.82%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.82%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.41%) WatiN
4 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.41%) Redmine
4 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Local Government
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 4 (5.63%) XML
3 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) WinForms
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Client/Server
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Open Source
4 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.82%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.82%) Equities
5 2 (2.82%) Derivative
5 2 (2.82%) Informatics
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) GIS
6 1 (1.41%) Telematics
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.63%) UNIX
3 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.23%) Android
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Test Scripting
2 29 (40.85%) System Testing
3 21 (29.58%) Software Testing
3 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (25.35%) Test Strategy
6 15 (21.13%) Test Management
7 12 (16.90%) RAD
8 11 (15.49%) Project Management
8 11 (15.49%) Scrum
9 10 (14.08%) Regression Testing
9 10 (14.08%) Performance Testing
9 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.68%) OWASP
10 9 (12.68%) Integration Testing
10 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Web Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Functional Testing
13 5 (7.04%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) VB
2 2 (2.82%) Java
3 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) ISEB
2 19 (26.76%) ISTQB
3 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.68%) Degree
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.72%) QA
2 9 (12.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.23%) GAMP
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Informatica
4 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.82%) webMethods
4 2 (2.82%) StatPro
4 2 (2.82%) thinkFolio
4 2 (2.82%) HP
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