The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 49 75 43
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 14 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.81% 0.16% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 0.20% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £37,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.82%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +15.94%
System Testing
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
387 505 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.71% 82.65% 81.38%
Number of salaries quoted 272 380 189
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,066 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.29% +6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Watford

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

System Testing Salary Trend in Watford

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 29 (87.88%) Java
1 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 28 (84.85%) Retail
3 27 (81.82%) HTML
4 25 (75.76%) XML
4 25 (75.76%) UNIX
5 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
5 24 (72.73%) Flash
5 24 (72.73%) WebSphere
6 23 (69.70%) Automated Testing
6 23 (69.70%) J2EE
6 23 (69.70%) DB2
6 23 (69.70%) DbVisualizer
6 23 (69.70%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (57.58%) E-Commerce
8 16 (48.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (45.45%) LoadRunner
9 15 (45.45%) IBM
9 15 (45.45%) HP
9 15 (45.45%) MQSeries
9 15 (45.45%) Regression Testing
10 14 (42.42%) ISEB
11 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (33.33%) Degree
13 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (27.27%) Subversion
14 9 (27.27%) Document Management
14 9 (27.27%) Selenium
14 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (27.27%) Test Automation

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (72.73%) WebSphere
2 15 (45.45%) MQSeries
3 4 (12.12%) JBoss
3 4 (12.12%) Apache
4 2 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) DB2
1 23 (69.70%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (45.45%) LoadRunner
3 9 (27.27%) Subversion
3 9 (27.27%) WebDriver
3 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
3 9 (27.27%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) TestNG
4 1 (3.03%) JBehave
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 28 (84.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Tester
2 8 (24.24%) Automation Tester
2 8 (24.24%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (81.82%) HTML
2 25 (75.76%) XML
3 24 (72.73%) Flash
4 23 (69.70%) J2EE
5 8 (24.24%) RESTful
5 8 (24.24%) Gherkin
6 4 (12.12%) Servlets
7 2 (6.06%) SOAP
7 2 (6.06%) REST
8 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (69.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Automated Testing
2 19 (57.58%) E-Commerce
3 15 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (27.27%) Document Management
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 8 (24.24%) TDD
6 8 (24.24%) Coaching
7 7 (21.21%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Security Patching
8 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
8 4 (12.12%) EAM
9 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Facility Management
10 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) Content Management
10 2 (6.06%) People Management
10 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) Java
1 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) ISEB
2 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (15.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) IBM
1 15 (45.45%) HP
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.12%) Infor
4 1 (3.03%) hybris