The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.55% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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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 Croydon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
149 68 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 82.32% 80.95% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 60 59
Average daily rate £450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £605 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) JBehave
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (80.00%) API Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
1 4 (80.00%) JBehave
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Tester
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 4 (80.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (80.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree