Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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.

Automated Testing
South London > Croydon
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 35 25
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 106 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 10.83% 7.46% 7.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.78% 8.23% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 22 14
Croydon median daily rate £525 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +12.28% +25.00%
10th Percentile £356 £351 £253
90th Percentile £575 £500 £475
South London median daily rate £500 £436 £369
% change year-on-year +14.81% +18.10% -1.67%
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 900 486 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 91.93% 90.67% 87.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 286 207
Croydon median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £353 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £575 £525
South London median daily rate £500 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +17.65% +11.84% -7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Croydon median hourly rate £13.50 £43.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.97% +248.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.80 £27.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.65 £95.00 £13.75
South London median hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +46.15% +54.76% +31.25%

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 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Croydon

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Automation.

1 77 (72.64%) Java
2 75 (70.75%) Security Cleared
3 62 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (57.55%) SC Cleared
5 45 (42.45%) JIRA
6 42 (39.62%) Confluence
7 38 (35.85%) Git (software)
7 38 (35.85%) RESTful
7 38 (35.85%) Microservices
8 37 (34.91%) REST
9 36 (33.96%) OO
10 35 (33.02%) JUnit
10 35 (33.02%) Maven
11 34 (32.08%) Hibernate
12 33 (31.13%) CQRS
12 33 (31.13%) Dependency Injection
12 33 (31.13%) Vagrant
12 33 (31.13%) Relational Database
13 31 (29.25%) WireMock
13 31 (29.25%) Domain-Driven Design
13 31 (29.25%) Mockito
13 31 (29.25%) Drools
13 31 (29.25%) JAX-RS
13 31 (29.25%) RDBMS
13 31 (29.25%) Unix
13 31 (29.25%) JMS
13 31 (29.25%) VMS
13 31 (29.25%) Checkstyle
14 30 (28.30%) Java EE
14 30 (28.30%) OOA/OOD

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 42 (39.62%) Confluence
2 30 (28.30%) WildFly
3 4 (3.77%) JBoss
3 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.83%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.89%) SAS
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) GitHub
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) iPaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.13%) Relational Database
2 31 (29.25%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.66%) Big Data
4 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.77%) Redis
6 3 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (2.83%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.89%) Power BI
7 2 (1.89%) SAS EBI
8 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (42.45%) JIRA
2 38 (35.85%) Git (software)
3 35 (33.02%) JUnit
3 35 (33.02%) Maven
4 33 (31.13%) Vagrant
5 31 (29.25%) Checkstyle
5 31 (29.25%) Mockito
6 30 (28.30%) Liquibase
6 30 (28.30%) SonarQube
7 17 (16.04%) Selenium
8 12 (11.32%) Cucumber
9 11 (10.38%) Protractor
10 10 (9.43%) JMeter
11 8 (7.55%) Jenkins
12 4 (3.77%) Eclipse
12 4 (3.77%) Jasmine
12 4 (3.77%) WebDriver
13 3 (2.83%) NUnit
13 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.83%) webpack
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Banking
2 4 (3.77%) Games
2 4 (3.77%) Investment Banking
2 4 (3.77%) Law
3 1 (0.94%) Back Office
3 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (60.38%) Developer
2 51 (48.11%) Java Developer
3 24 (22.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 19 (17.92%) Developer in Test
4 19 (17.92%) Tester
5 15 (14.15%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.55%) Lead Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Lead Java Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Senior UI Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) UI Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Angular Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Big Data Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) Java Scrum Master
12 2 (1.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 2 (1.89%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.85%) RESTful
2 37 (34.91%) REST
3 34 (32.08%) Hibernate
4 31 (29.25%) Drools
4 31 (29.25%) JAX-RS
4 31 (29.25%) JMS
4 31 (29.25%) WireMock
5 30 (28.30%) Java EE
5 30 (28.30%) Lambda Expressions
6 12 (11.32%) HTML
7 10 (9.43%) Spring
8 9 (8.49%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.55%) RESTEasy
10 7 (6.60%) HTML5
10 7 (6.60%) Web Services
11 6 (5.66%) Node.js
11 6 (5.66%) Redux
12 5 (4.72%) Apache Camel
12 5 (4.72%) Gherkin
13 4 (3.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.30%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.25%) Unix
1 31 (29.25%) VMS
2 1 (0.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.85%) Microservices
3 36 (33.96%) OO
4 33 (31.13%) CQRS
4 33 (31.13%) Dependency Injection
5 31 (29.25%) Domain-Driven Design
6 30 (28.30%) OOA/OOD
7 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (18.87%) Scrum
7 20 (18.87%) TDD
8 15 (14.15%) Unit Testing
9 12 (11.32%) BDD
10 10 (9.43%) Kanban
11 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
11 9 (8.49%) Open Source
11 9 (8.49%) User Stories
12 7 (6.60%) Coaching
13 6 (5.66%) ATDD
13 6 (5.66%) DevOps
13 6 (5.66%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 77 (72.64%) Java
2 30 (28.30%) JPQL
3 21 (19.81%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.21%) SQL
5 5 (4.72%) C#
5 5 (4.72%) Scala
6 2 (1.89%) VBA
7 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (70.75%) Security Cleared
2 61 (57.55%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) Degree
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) WCAG
3 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Docker
2 3 (2.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (2.83%) Puppet
2 2 (1.89%) Ansible
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Kibana
2 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (3.77%) Perforce
1 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle
2 2 (1.89%) VMware
3 1 (0.94%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.94%) HP
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.94%) Snow