The median annual salary for a Systems Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Tester
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 863 935
Rank change year-on-year +51 +72  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 51 52 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.057% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.059% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 17
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -3.07% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79492 88017 100281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65375 75047 83568
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Systems Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Tester in England.

Salary trend for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Tester in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Tester in England

Systems Tester
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
West Midlands +27 19 £34,000 -2.85% 2
London +32 14 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire +8 8 £31,250 -10.71%
South East +44 4 £28,750 -8.73% 1
North West -34 4 £25,000 -
South West - 2 £22,750 -
Systems Tester
UK

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 41 (60.29%) Test Automation
2 31 (45.59%) Test Scripting
3 28 (41.18%) Finance
4 24 (35.29%) Manual Testing
5 22 (32.35%) QA
6 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (26.47%) Regression Testing
8 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 15 (22.06%) Selenium
9 15 (22.06%) Unit Testing
9 15 (22.06%) Degree
10 14 (20.59%) Mathematics
11 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
11 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
12 11 (16.18%) Functional Testing
12 11 (16.18%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (16.18%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (14.71%) Scrum
14 9 (13.24%) SQL
14 9 (13.24%) System Testing
14 9 (13.24%) BDD
14 9 (13.24%) Retail
15 8 (11.76%) ISEB
15 8 (11.76%) SDLC
16 7 (10.29%) TDD
16 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
16 7 (10.29%) HTML
16 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
16 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
16 7 (10.29%) Release Management

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) GitHub
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
1 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Power BI
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Selenium
2 6 (8.82%) Appium
2 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 6 (8.82%) Maven
2 6 (8.82%) TestNG
3 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.47%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.47%) TestRail
General
1 28 (41.18%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Legal
4 4 (5.88%) Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) HTML
1 7 (10.29%) HTML5
2 6 (8.82%) .NET
2 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.82%) CSS
2 6 (8.82%) jQuery
2 6 (8.82%) Node.js
2 6 (8.82%) React
2 6 (8.82%) React Native
2 6 (8.82%) Underscore.js
2 6 (8.82%) XHTML
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) RESTful
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 4 (5.88%) Fintech
2 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Test Automation
2 31 (45.59%) Test Scripting
3 24 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.47%) Regression Testing
6 15 (22.06%) Unit Testing
7 14 (20.59%) Mathematics
8 13 (19.12%) Software Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Functional Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (14.71%) Scrum
11 9 (13.24%) BDD
11 9 (13.24%) System Testing
12 8 (11.76%) SDLC
13 7 (10.29%) Release Management
13 7 (10.29%) TDD
13 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
14 6 (8.82%) Facilities Management
15 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.41%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) Java
4 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Degree
2 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.76%) ISEB
4 6 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CEH
5 1 (1.47%) CISM
5 1 (1.47%) CISSP
5 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) CA
3 1 (1.47%) Clearswift
3 1 (1.47%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) SAP
3 1 (1.47%) Tableau
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