Period
to 28 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Tester was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

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

System Tester
England > North West
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 345 362
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.009% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
North West median annual salary £25,000 - £35,000
10th Percentile £22,600 - £34,450
90th Percentile £27,925 - £35,350
England median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.48% +3.08%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 12761 11260 12659
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.61% 97.48% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 10422 9482 10205
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Systems Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in the North West

Systems Tester
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Systems Tester in the North West

Systems Tester
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the North West region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £25,000 -
Systems Tester
England

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 North West region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) TestRail
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft