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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.41% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
Software Testing
London

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
216 89 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 88.16% 81.65% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 69 38
Average daily rate £418 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +136.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) Burp Suite
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared