The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
London / Croydon
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 2.27% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 148 250 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 84.09% 90.25% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 217 84
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Croydon

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Croydon

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Croydon region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Use Case
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) TestRail
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Burp Suite
4 1 (12.50%) Protractor
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) REST

Software Testing
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 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
1 4 (50.00%) TestRail
2 1 (12.50%) Burp Suite
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Protractor
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
1 4 (50.00%) UAT Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA