The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 127 140 119
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 15 19 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.68% 0.74% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.86% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 17
Median salary £35,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.15% -2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £34,500 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1925 2215 1889
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.86% 86.29% 81.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1594 1780 1472
Median salary £50,000 £52,135 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.09% +4.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing System Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for System Testing in Hertfordshire

System Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Watford -9 5 £65,000 +73.33%
Borehamwood - 5 £29,500 -
Letchworth -11 3 - -
Hertford - 1 £35,000 -
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 11 (36.67%) Retail
2 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) MATLAB
4 8 (26.67%) PhD
4 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 8 (26.67%) LabVIEW
4 8 (26.67%) Physics
5 6 (20.00%) Coaching
5 6 (20.00%) hybris
5 6 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) Java
6 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.67%) J2EE
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
6 5 (16.67%) JIRA
6 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) SQL
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (10.00%) OLTP
8 3 (10.00%) ISEB
8 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle
8 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (10.00%) SOAP
8 3 (10.00%) Web Services
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) OLTP
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) LabVIEW
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (36.67%) Retail
2 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Optical Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Test Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Hybris Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce Developer
4 5 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Java E-Commerce Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior J2EE Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) J2EE
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) CentOS
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Physics
3 6 (20.00%) Coaching
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Change Control
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) QMS
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) MATLAB
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) PhD
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) CBAP
3 3 (10.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) hybris
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) SAP