Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Tester was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1132 1182 1156
Rank change year-on-year +50 -26 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 57 55 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.029% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.030% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 52 51 121
UK median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,075 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £43,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Tester 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.

Salary trend for Systems Tester in the UK

Systems Tester
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Tester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Tester in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 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
England +41 56 £34,000 -2.86% 4
UK excluding London +47 45 £30,000 -7.69% 4
South East +43 15 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Midlands +28 14 £33,750 +7.14%
West Midlands +25 14 £33,750 +7.14%
North of England +10 12 £30,000 -14.29%
London +7 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +28 10 £30,000 -14.29%
South West +4 3 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Wales - 1 - -
North East - 1 £26,000 -
North West - 1 £25,000 -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 34 (59.65%) Test Automation
2 21 (36.84%) Manual Testing
3 18 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 15 (26.32%) Degree
5 14 (24.56%) Regression Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Finance
6 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
7 12 (21.05%) Mathematics
8 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (19.30%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
10 9 (15.79%) Java
10 9 (15.79%) Legal
11 8 (14.04%) .NET
11 8 (14.04%) QA
11 8 (14.04%) Selenium
12 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
12 7 (12.28%) System Testing
12 7 (12.28%) OWASP
12 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
12 7 (12.28%) CISSP
12 7 (12.28%) CISM
12 7 (12.28%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (12.28%) CEH
12 7 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (10.53%) SQL
13 6 (10.53%) JIRA
13 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
14 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
14 5 (8.77%) Billing

Systems Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.51%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Selenium
2 6 (10.53%) JIRA
3 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.75%) Appium
5 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.75%) TestNG
5 1 (1.75%) TestRail
5 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Legal
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Billing
4 4 (7.02%) Publishing
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
2 5 (8.77%) HTML5
3 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (7.02%) JSON
3 4 (7.02%) RESTful
3 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) React
4 1 (1.75%) React Native
4 1 (1.75%) Underscore.js
4 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.02%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Equities
3 1 (1.75%) Fintech
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Android
2 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Test Automation
2 21 (36.84%) Manual Testing
3 18 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 14 (24.56%) Regression Testing
5 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Mathematics
7 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (19.30%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (12.28%) OWASP
8 7 (12.28%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
8 7 (12.28%) System Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.77%) CRM
11 4 (7.02%) Data Protection
11 4 (7.02%) Information Security
11 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
11 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) Java
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 5 (8.77%) PHP
4 4 (7.02%) Perl
4 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) CEH
2 7 (12.28%) CISM
2 7 (12.28%) CISSP
3 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) ISEB
5 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle