The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 22 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.35% 2.44% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 3.17% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£135 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
107 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 77.54% 76.83% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 15 24
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £332 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £483 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Watford region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Watford

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Finance
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 8 (66.67%) Retail
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (66.67%) XML
2 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (50.00%) IBM
4 6 (50.00%) HP
4 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Flash
4 6 (50.00%) MQSeries
4 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (50.00%) DB2
4 6 (50.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) MS Project
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Project
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 8 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) IT Assistant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) Flash
2 6 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (66.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
2 3 (25.00%) Niku
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft