Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Tester was £23,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

System Tester
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 338 321
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 5 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.050% 0.067% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.069% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 28
South West median annual salary £23,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £27,700 £37,250 £40,000
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,711 10,091 11,216
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 96.74% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,019 8,487 9,481
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester in the South West

Systems Tester
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Systems Tester in the South West

Systems Tester
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Wiltshire - 5 £23,500 -
Systems Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South West region featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) TestRail
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio

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

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) TestRail
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft