The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
London / Croydon
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 0.45% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £383 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
201 195 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 89.73% 89.04% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 148 59
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+248.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Croydon region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Local Government
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Toad
4 1 (20.00%) OLTP
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (60.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Guidewire