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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 841 834 844
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 61 43 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.042% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 49 40 45
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £50,000 £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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 1 September 2014 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 27 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 1 September 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 -6 61 £32,500 -7.14% 4
East of England - 20 £21,000 -
Bedfordshire - 20 £21,000 -
South East +1 15 £35,000 +12.90%
London -20 12 £36,000 -20.00% 1
West Sussex -9 8 £36,500 +17.74%
Yorkshire -37 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Luton - 8 £19,000 -
West Midlands +1 6 £31,500 +5.00% 2
Crawley +3 5 £35,000 +12.90%
Sheffield - 5 £36,000 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £36,000 -
Coventry - 4 £27,500 - 2
Reading - 3 £29,000 -
York - 3 £29,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £29,000 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £29,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £27,750 -
East Grinstead - 2 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £37,500 -
Kent -1 1 £35,000 -7.89%
City of London -3 1 £60,000 +33.33%
Hampshire -6 1 £30,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £27,500 -
Princes Risborough - 1 £28,000 -
Ealing - 1 £29,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £30,000 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 45 (49.45%) System Testing
2 36 (39.56%) Test Scripting
3 33 (36.26%) SQL
4 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 30 (32.97%) Degree
5 29 (31.87%) ISEB
6 27 (29.67%) MS Excel
7 25 (27.47%) Oracle
8 19 (20.88%) Automated Testing
8 19 (20.88%) Integration Testing
8 19 (20.88%) Finance
9 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (19.78%) QA
9 18 (19.78%) Manual Testing
10 17 (18.68%) Windows
11 16 (17.58%) Regression Testing
12 15 (16.48%) ISTQB
13 13 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
13 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 11 (12.09%) Unit Testing
15 10 (10.99%) Retail
15 10 (10.99%) Software Testing
16 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (9.89%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (9.89%) ETL
16 9 (9.89%) Open Source
16 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
17 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
17 8 (8.79%) HP Quality Center

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (6.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (29.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.40%) MS Office
4 2 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) POP3
1 1 (1.10%) SMTP
1 1 (1.10%) DHCP
1 1 (1.10%) DNS
1 1 (1.10%) Internet
1 1 (1.10%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.40%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (3.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (3.30%) Data Mining
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.20%) DTS
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.10%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Selenium
2 6 (6.59%) WebDriver
2 6 (6.59%) JIRA
3 5 (5.49%) JUnit
3 5 (5.49%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.49%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (3.30%) QARun
4 3 (3.30%) WinRunner
4 3 (3.30%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.10%) Subversion
6 1 (1.10%) Toad
6 1 (1.10%) WatiN
6 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.10%) Redmine
6 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Games
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) HTML
2 6 (6.59%) Web Services
3 4 (4.40%) .NET
4 3 (3.30%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) WinForms
5 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) SWIFT
2 5 (5.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.30%) EPoS
3 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Replication
4 2 (2.20%) Informatics
4 2 (2.20%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.10%) Equities
5 1 (1.10%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.68%) Windows
2 8 (8.79%) UNIX
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.49%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.49%) Android
5 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.10%) Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (49.45%) System Testing
2 36 (39.56%) Test Scripting
3 19 (20.88%) Integration Testing
3 19 (20.88%) Automated Testing
4 18 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (19.78%) Manual Testing
5 16 (17.58%) Regression Testing
6 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 11 (12.09%) Unit Testing
8 10 (10.99%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (9.89%) ETL
10 8 (8.79%) Waterfall
11 7 (7.69%) TDD
12 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (6.59%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (6.59%) Automation Testing
13 5 (5.49%) Performance Testing
13 5 (5.49%) Use Case
13 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.26%) SQL
2 6 (6.59%) VB
3 3 (3.30%) Java
4 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (32.97%) Degree
2 29 (31.87%) ISEB
3 15 (16.48%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.89%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (3.30%) HND
5 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.20%) Control-M
3 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.47%) Oracle
3 5 (5.49%) HP
4 4 (4.40%) Cognos
4 4 (4.40%) IBM
4 4 (4.40%) Netezza
5 3 (3.30%) Informatica
6 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.10%) webMethods
7 1 (1.10%) StatPro
7 1 (1.10%) Citrix
7 1 (1.10%) thinkFolio
7 1 (1.10%) Cerillion
7 1 (1.10%) Twitter
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