Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 23 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 281 86 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 23.09% 11.94% 9.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.41% 12.84% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 58 28
Croydon median daily rate £525 £525 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.16% -10.59%
10th Percentile £419 £356 £304
90th Percentile £585 £575 £490
South London median daily rate £525 £525 £400
% change year-on-year - +31.25% -5.88%
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 1,106 670 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 90.88% 93.06% 91.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 424 315
Croydon median daily rate £525 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +19.05% -1.18%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £301
90th Percentile £638 £636 £563
South London median daily rate £525 £488 £425
% change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% -50.00% -2.81%
South London median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +137.50% -33.33%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Croydon

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Croydon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Croydon region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thornton Heath - 1 £450 -
Coulsdon - 1 £375 -
Test Automation
South London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 217 (77.22%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (61.57%) Java
3 136 (48.40%) Security Cleared
4 135 (48.04%) SC Cleared
5 111 (39.50%) Unix
6 98 (34.88%) Git (software)
6 98 (34.88%) Jenkins
7 93 (33.10%) Scrum
8 85 (30.25%) Amazon AWS
9 80 (28.47%) Java 8
10 77 (27.40%) DevOps
11 75 (26.69%) Microservices
11 75 (26.69%) Maven
11 75 (26.69%) JIRA
12 74 (26.33%) OO
12 74 (26.33%) Selenium
13 73 (25.98%) Relational Database
14 70 (24.91%) SonarQube
15 66 (23.49%) Docker
16 65 (23.13%) Cucumber
17 64 (22.78%) REST
17 64 (22.78%) Confluence
18 63 (22.42%) Linux Command Line
19 62 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
19 62 (22.06%) JUnit
20 60 (21.35%) Python
21 59 (21.00%) RESTful
22 56 (19.93%) Hibernate
23 55 (19.57%) Kubernetes
24 53 (18.86%) Java EE

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 64 (22.78%) Confluence
2 50 (17.79%) WildFly
3 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.42%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.07%) JBoss
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) nginx
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 23 (8.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 23 (8.19%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.20%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 85 (30.25%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (8.19%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (8.19%) Amazon S3
2 23 (8.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 10 (3.56%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.07%) GitHub
5 3 (1.07%) SaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.71%) Taleo
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
1 1 (0.36%) DNS
1 1 (0.36%) Firewall
1 1 (0.36%) HTTP
1 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (25.98%) Relational Database
2 53 (18.86%) RDBMS
3 27 (9.61%) SQL Server
4 25 (8.90%) Hadoop
5 24 (8.54%) Big Data
6 23 (8.19%) Apache Hive
6 23 (8.19%) Impala
6 23 (8.19%) Sqoop
7 10 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.14%) MySQL
9 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.07%) Redis
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 98 (34.88%) Git (software)
1 98 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 75 (26.69%) JIRA
2 75 (26.69%) Maven
3 74 (26.33%) Selenium
4 70 (24.91%) SonarQube
5 65 (23.13%) Cucumber
6 62 (22.06%) JUnit
7 52 (18.51%) Mockito
8 50 (17.79%) Checkstyle
9 49 (17.44%) Liquibase
9 49 (17.44%) Vagrant
10 24 (8.54%) WebDriver
11 17 (6.05%) Grunt
11 17 (6.05%) Jasmine
12 16 (5.69%) Karma Test Runner
13 15 (5.34%) JMeter
14 11 (3.91%) Ant
15 7 (2.49%) Hudson
16 6 (2.14%) GitLab
General
1 3 (1.07%) Finance
2 2 (0.71%) Games
2 2 (0.71%) Legal
2 2 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 120 (42.70%) Developer
2 101 (35.94%) Java Developer
3 68 (24.20%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 46 (16.37%) Platform Engineer
5 39 (13.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 36 (12.81%) AWS DevOps
6 36 (12.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 36 (12.81%) AWS Engineer
7 31 (11.03%) Tester
8 28 (9.96%) Automation Tester
9 22 (7.83%) Test Automation Developer
10 21 (7.47%) Developer in Test
10 21 (7.47%) Java Developer in Test
11 18 (6.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (3.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 10 (3.56%) Selenium Tester
12 10 (3.56%) UI Developer
13 8 (2.85%) Analyst
13 8 (2.85%) Java Automation Tester
13 8 (2.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (22.78%) REST
2 59 (21.00%) RESTful
3 56 (19.93%) Hibernate
4 53 (18.86%) Java EE
5 52 (18.51%) JAX-RS
5 52 (18.51%) JMS
5 52 (18.51%) Lambda Expressions
6 49 (17.44%) Drools
6 49 (17.44%) WireMock
7 23 (8.19%) Gherkin
8 21 (7.47%) HTML
9 20 (7.12%) CSS
10 18 (6.41%) Velocity
11 17 (6.05%) AngularJS
11 17 (6.05%) CSS3
11 17 (6.05%) HTML5
12 13 (4.63%) React
12 13 (4.63%) Spring
13 8 (2.85%) Spring Boot
14 5 (1.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.42%) Linux Command Line
2 23 (8.19%) Wiki
3 12 (4.27%) User Experience
4 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.71%) e-Health
5 2 (0.71%) LIMS
5 2 (0.71%) NHS
5 2 (0.71%) PACS
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 111 (39.50%) Unix
2 49 (17.44%) VMS
3 48 (17.08%) Windows
4 22 (7.83%) Linux
5 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (77.22%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (33.10%) Scrum
3 77 (27.40%) DevOps
4 75 (26.69%) Microservices
5 74 (26.33%) OO
6 62 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (18.86%) Dependency Injection
8 52 (18.51%) CQRS
8 52 (18.51%) Domain-Driven Design
8 52 (18.51%) OOA/OOD
9 46 (16.37%) Build Automation
10 41 (14.59%) Collaborative Working
11 32 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (9.25%) TDD
13 24 (8.54%) Open Source
14 23 (8.19%) Data Analysis
14 23 (8.19%) Data Extraction
14 23 (8.19%) ETL
14 23 (8.19%) Front End Development
15 22 (7.83%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 173 (61.57%) Java
2 80 (28.47%) Java 8
3 60 (21.35%) Python
4 52 (18.51%) JPQL
5 46 (16.37%) Bash Shell
5 46 (16.37%) Korn
5 46 (16.37%) Shell Script
6 38 (13.52%) SQL
7 37 (13.17%) JavaScript
8 23 (8.19%) PowerShell
9 22 (7.83%) Groovy
10 9 (3.20%) Ruby
11 2 (0.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 136 (48.40%) Security Cleared
2 135 (48.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.07%) ISEB
3 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.69%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) HL7
2 2 (0.71%) PMO
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 66 (23.49%) Docker
2 23 (8.19%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (19.57%) Kubernetes
2 49 (17.44%) Puppet
3 48 (17.08%) Ansible
4 47 (16.73%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (12.81%) Terraform
6 23 (8.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (9.61%) Oracle
2 23 (8.19%) Cloudera
3 9 (3.20%) Adobe
4 1 (0.36%) F5
4 1 (0.36%) Guidewire
4 1 (0.36%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.36%) Sitecore