The median annual salary for a Systems Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 867 920
Rank change year-on-year +35 +53  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Tester 20 83 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.079% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.082% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 16 78 29
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,125
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Tester in the UK

Systems Tester
Top 19 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 29 March 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 +12 17 £35,000 - 1
East of England +22 7 £35,000 +27.27%
Norwich - 6 £35,000 -
Norfolk - 6 £35,000 -
London +64 3 £37,500 - 1
South East +28 3 £35,000 -
Scotland +23 3 £33,500 -
Glasgow +18 3 £33,500 -
Yorkshire +11 3 £35,000 -
Leeds +4 3 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire -1 3 £35,000 -
Petersfield - 2 £35,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £30,000 +39.53%
City of London - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £55,000 -
Manchester - 1 £27,500 -
North West - 1 £27,500 -
Essex - 1 £55,000 -

Systems Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 16 (45.71%) QA
2 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (37.14%) Functional Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (31.43%) Selenium
5 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 11 (31.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (28.57%) BDD
6 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.86%) Release Management
8 8 (22.86%) TDD
9 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (20.00%) ISEB
9 7 (20.00%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (20.00%) System Testing
10 6 (17.14%) SDLC
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle
11 5 (14.29%) .NET
11 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
12 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
12 4 (11.43%) JIRA
12 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Front Office

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:

Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
1 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Big Data
1 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.71%) Power BI
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Front Office
3 3 (8.57%) Law
3 3 (8.57%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (37.14%) Functional Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (31.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 10 (28.57%) BDD
6 8 (22.86%) Release Management
6 8 (22.86%) TDD
7 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (20.00%) System Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (17.14%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) Clearswift
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Infor
4 2 (5.71%) Sage
4 2 (5.71%) Tableau
5 1 (2.86%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
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