The median annual salary for a Systems Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 870 945
Rank change year-on-year +38 +75  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 51 53 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.054% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.056% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 46 48 20
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 £23,850
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. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Tester in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 25 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 3 months to 24 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
England +51 51 £32,500 -7.14% 4
West Midlands +26 19 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Coventry - 15 £32,000 - 2
London +36 14 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire -1 8 £31,250 -10.71%
West Yorkshire +10 6 £32,500 -7.14%
Leeds +3 5 £32,500 -7.14%
South East +35 4 £28,750 -8.73% 1
Surrey +24 4 £28,750 -8.73% 1
North West -35 4 £25,000 -
Manchester - 4 £25,000 -
Staffordshire +16 3 £42,500 +57.40%
Tamworth - 3 £42,500 -
City of London +27 2 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Redhill -10 2 £27,500 +14.58%
Sheffield - 2 £27,500 -
South West - 2 £22,750 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £27,500 -
Bury - 2 £25,000 -
Chertsey 0 1 £42,500 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £20,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £29,500 -
Swindon - 1 £20,000 -
Nuneaton - 1 £29,500 -
Halifax - 1 £27,500 -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Systems Tester in the job title.

1 44 (61.97%) Test Automation
2 31 (43.66%) Test Scripting
3 29 (40.85%) Finance
4 27 (38.03%) Manual Testing
5 23 (32.39%) QA
6 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (26.76%) Regression Testing
8 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
9 15 (21.13%) Selenium
9 15 (21.13%) Unit Testing
9 15 (21.13%) Degree
10 14 (19.72%) Mathematics
11 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
11 13 (18.31%) ISTQB
12 11 (15.49%) Functional Testing
12 11 (15.49%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (15.49%) Scenario Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Scrum
14 9 (12.68%) SQL
14 9 (12.68%) BDD
14 9 (12.68%) System Testing
14 9 (12.68%) Retail
14 9 (12.68%) SDLC
15 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
15 8 (11.27%) ISEB
16 7 (9.86%) TDD
16 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
16 7 (9.86%) HTML
16 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
16 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel

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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
1 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.41%) Power BI
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Selenium
2 6 (8.45%) Appium
2 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.45%) JIRA
2 6 (8.45%) Maven
2 6 (8.45%) TestNG
3 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.23%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.41%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.41%) TestRail
General
1 29 (40.85%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Legal
4 4 (5.63%) Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Billing
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Games
6 1 (1.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) HTML
1 7 (9.86%) HTML5
2 6 (8.45%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.45%) CSS
2 6 (8.45%) jQuery
2 6 (8.45%) Node.js
2 6 (8.45%) React
2 6 (8.45%) React Native
2 6 (8.45%) Underscore.js
2 6 (8.45%) XHTML
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.41%) JSON
3 1 (1.41%) RESTful
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Client/Server
1 4 (5.63%) Fintech
2 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Test Automation
2 31 (43.66%) Test Scripting
3 27 (38.03%) Manual Testing
4 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (26.76%) Regression Testing
6 15 (21.13%) Unit Testing
7 14 (19.72%) Mathematics
8 13 (18.31%) Software Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Functional Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (15.49%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (14.08%) Scrum
11 9 (12.68%) BDD
11 9 (12.68%) SDLC
11 9 (12.68%) System Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
13 7 (9.86%) Release Management
13 7 (9.86%) TDD
14 6 (8.45%) Facilities Management
14 6 (8.45%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.63%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 13 (18.31%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.27%) ISEB
4 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CEH
5 1 (1.41%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.39%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) CA
3 1 (1.41%) Clearswift
3 1 (1.41%) HP
3 1 (1.41%) SAP
3 1 (1.41%) Tableau
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