Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 37 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 +8
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.14% 1.40% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.82% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median daily rate - - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £409 £308 £500
% change year-on-year +32.71% -38.40% +82.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 - -

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 383 220 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 87.05% 77.19% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 109 79
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £212
90th Percentile £588 £533 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +9.62% +4.00%
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.75 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.50 £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £29.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -39.50% +41.67% +30.43%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Watford

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) DNA
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (60.00%) hybris
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (40.00%) RESTEasy
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) Magento
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) RESTEasy
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) DNA
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) hybris
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Ariba
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) SAP