Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 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.

Automated Testing
South London > Croydon
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 38 22
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 171 27 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 15.01% 6.62% 8.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.05% 7.42% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 12 27
Croydon median daily rate £550 £519 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +36.51% -10.59%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £303
90th Percentile £588 £575 £464
South London median daily rate £525 £506 £423
% change year-on-year +3.70% +19.82% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South London median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Croydon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,003 364 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 88.06% 89.22% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 203 367
Croydon median daily rate £500 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.78% +8.79%
10th Percentile £363 £295 £287
90th Percentile £675 £579 £575
South London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +16.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 12
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% -3.49% -22.61%
South London median hourly rate £41.77 £47.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -11.14% +123.81% -56.09%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Croydon

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Croydon

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Croydon over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Croydon region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 138 (80.70%) Java
2 122 (71.35%) Security Cleared
3 117 (68.42%) SC Cleared
4 109 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (46.20%) Git (software)
6 75 (43.86%) Scrum
6 75 (43.86%) JIRA
7 70 (40.94%) Java 8
8 67 (39.18%) OO
8 67 (39.18%) Confluence
9 58 (33.92%) Selenium
10 56 (32.75%) Maven
11 54 (31.58%) Unix
12 53 (30.99%) Microservices
12 53 (30.99%) Linux Command Line
13 52 (30.41%) REST
14 51 (29.82%) JUnit
15 50 (29.24%) SonarQube
16 48 (28.07%) Relational Database
16 48 (28.07%) RESTful
16 48 (28.07%) JMS
17 47 (27.49%) Hibernate
18 46 (26.90%) Dependency Injection
19 45 (26.32%) Domain-Driven Design
19 45 (26.32%) Mockito
19 45 (26.32%) Cucumber
19 45 (26.32%) JPQL
19 45 (26.32%) JAX-RS
19 45 (26.32%) Checkstyle
19 45 (26.32%) RDBMS

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 67 (39.18%) Confluence
2 31 (18.13%) WildFly
3 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.75%) IIS
3 3 (1.75%) JBoss
3 3 (1.75%) Jetty
3 3 (1.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.75%) GitHub
3 3 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (1.17%) NuGet
4 2 (1.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.58%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.58%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) Network Security
1 3 (1.75%) Skype
1 3 (1.75%) SSH
1 3 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (28.07%) Relational Database
2 45 (26.32%) RDBMS
3 13 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (7.60%) Redis
4 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.51%) MySQL
4 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.92%) Big Data
6 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 79 (46.20%) Git (software)
2 75 (43.86%) JIRA
3 58 (33.92%) Selenium
4 56 (32.75%) Maven
5 51 (29.82%) JUnit
6 50 (29.24%) SonarQube
7 45 (26.32%) Checkstyle
7 45 (26.32%) Cucumber
7 45 (26.32%) Mockito
8 44 (25.73%) Liquibase
9 35 (20.47%) Vagrant
10 23 (13.45%) Jenkins
11 21 (12.28%) Grunt
11 21 (12.28%) Jasmine
12 20 (11.70%) Karma Test Runner
13 13 (7.60%) WebDriver
14 7 (4.09%) JMeter
15 6 (3.51%) Hudson
16 4 (2.34%) GitLab
16 4 (2.34%) Gradle
General
1 5 (2.92%) Law
2 2 (1.17%) Back Office
2 2 (1.17%) Retail
3 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (57.31%) Developer
2 67 (39.18%) Java Developer
3 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 23 (13.45%) Developer in Test
4 23 (13.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 23 (13.45%) Java Developer in Test
4 23 (13.45%) Test Automation Developer
5 20 (11.70%) UI Developer
6 17 (9.94%) Tester
7 15 (8.77%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.43%) Scrum Master
9 8 (4.68%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Senior UI Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) Architect
13 4 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (2.34%) JavaScript Developer
14 3 (1.75%) Node.js Developer
14 3 (1.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (30.41%) REST
2 48 (28.07%) JMS
2 48 (28.07%) RESTful
3 47 (27.49%) Hibernate
4 45 (26.32%) JAX-RS
4 45 (26.32%) Lambda Expressions
5 44 (25.73%) Drools
5 44 (25.73%) WireMock
6 31 (18.13%) Java EE
6 31 (18.13%) Spring
7 25 (14.62%) HTML
8 24 (14.04%) HTML5
9 23 (13.45%) AngularJS
10 21 (12.28%) CSS
10 21 (12.28%) CSS3
11 18 (10.53%) Node.js
12 17 (9.94%) Velocity
13 14 (8.19%) Gherkin
14 13 (7.60%) Apache Camel
14 13 (7.60%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 53 (30.99%) Linux Command Line
2 16 (9.36%) User Experience
3 15 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.75%) Derivative
4 3 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.17%) NHS
5 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.58%) Unix
2 31 (18.13%) VMS
3 15 (8.77%) Linux
4 9 (5.26%) Windows
5 6 (3.51%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.75%) Android
6 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.75%) CentOS
6 3 (1.75%) Debian
6 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (43.86%) Scrum
3 67 (39.18%) OO
4 53 (30.99%) Microservices
5 46 (26.90%) Dependency Injection
6 45 (26.32%) Domain-Driven Design
6 45 (26.32%) OOA/OOD
7 44 (25.73%) CQRS
8 34 (19.88%) TDD
9 28 (16.37%) DevOps
10 23 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (12.87%) Continuous Deployment
12 21 (12.28%) Front End Development
13 20 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (10.53%) Web Development
15 16 (9.36%) BDD
15 16 (9.36%) MVC
16 15 (8.77%) Visualisation
17 14 (8.19%) MVVM
17 14 (8.19%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 138 (80.70%) Java
2 70 (40.94%) Java 8
3 45 (26.32%) JPQL
4 42 (24.56%) JavaScript
5 21 (12.28%) SQL
6 12 (7.02%) Groovy
7 11 (6.43%) Python
8 10 (5.85%) Ruby
9 4 (2.34%) C++
9 4 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.34%) VBA
10 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.75%) Clojure
10 3 (1.75%) ClojureScript
10 3 (1.75%) Perl
10 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.75%) Scala
10 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (71.35%) Security Cleared
2 117 (68.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.17%) ISEB
5 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.17%) PMO
4 1 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (8.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.09%) Puppet
3 5 (2.92%) Terraform
4 3 (1.75%) Salt
5 1 (0.58%) Grafana
5 1 (0.58%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (7.60%) Adobe
2 5 (2.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.34%) Hortonworks
4 3 (1.75%) Cloudera
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle
4 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.75%) Sybase
5 2 (1.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.58%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.58%) MuleSoft