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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Tester
Rank 867 863 810
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 30 27 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.025% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.026% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 67
Average salary £30,250 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.83% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £44,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,250 £29,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.31% -7.93%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

Systems Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 22 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 19 December 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 0 26 £32,500 +8.33% 5
South East +16 7 £24,000 - 2
Surrey +2 7 £24,000 - 1
Leeds -1 6 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Yorkshire -10 6 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Yorkshire -22 6 £32,500 +8.33% 1
London +20 5 £36,250 +3.57%
Scotland +5 4 £26,223 +16.54% 1
West Midlands -5 4 £21,000 -30.00%
North West -7 3 £39,500 +36.20%
Coventry - 3 £21,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £26,223 -
Manchester -14 2 £38,500 +32.75%
City of London +30 1 - -
Epsom +1 1 £24,000 -
Cheshire -7 1 £45,000 +51.26%
Birmingham -8 1 £20,500 -31.66%
Bristol - 1 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £30,000 - 1
Redhill - 1 £24,000 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £30,500 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

Systems Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (48.75%) System Testing
2 36 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 30 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 28 (35.00%) MS Excel
4 28 (35.00%) ISEB
5 23 (28.75%) SQL
6 21 (26.25%) Degree
6 21 (26.25%) Finance
7 20 (25.00%) Oracle
8 19 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (23.75%) ISTQB
9 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
11 14 (17.50%) Test Strategy
11 14 (17.50%) QA
12 12 (15.00%) Integration Testing
13 11 (13.75%) Test Management
13 11 (13.75%) MS PowerPoint
13 11 (13.75%) RAD
13 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
13 11 (13.75%) Windows
14 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
15 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (11.25%) .NET
15 9 (11.25%) Open Source
15 9 (11.25%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (10.00%) Scrum
16 8 (10.00%) Web Testing
16 8 (10.00%) Test Automation

Systems Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.50%) MS Office
4 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) POP3
1 1 (1.25%) SMTP
1 1 (1.25%) DHCP
1 1 (1.25%) HTTP
1 1 (1.25%) DNS
1 1 (1.25%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (1.25%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Selenium
2 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.25%) JUnit
3 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 5 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (3.75%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) QARun
5 1 (1.25%) WatiN
5 1 (1.25%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.25%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.25%) Redmine
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 5 (6.25%) Local Government
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
3 5 (6.25%) XML
3 5 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) WinForms
4 1 (1.25%) JSON
4 1 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Open Source
2 7 (8.75%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.25%) SWIFT
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.50%) Equities
5 2 (2.50%) Derivative
5 2 (2.50%) Informatics
5 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.25%) Telematics
6 1 (1.25%) EPoS
6 1 (1.25%) GIS
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) System Testing
2 36 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (23.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (21.25%) Software Testing
6 14 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 12 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 11 (13.75%) Test Management
8 11 (13.75%) RAD
8 11 (13.75%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Web Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Scrum
10 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (8.75%) Project Management
11 7 (8.75%) ETL
11 7 (8.75%) Unit Testing
12 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.50%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 23 (28.75%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) VB
2 3 (3.75%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.25%) Perl
3 1 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) ISEB
2 21 (26.25%) Degree
3 19 (23.75%) ISTQB
4 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.50%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.75%) GAMP
4 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (3.75%) Informatica
5 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.50%) webMethods
5 2 (2.50%) StatPro
5 2 (2.50%) Netezza
5 2 (2.50%) thinkFolio
5 2 (2.50%) Cognos
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
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